Mar 5, 2007

Vima Kadphises (obverse)

Vima Kadphises (obverse)

AD 50–78

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Diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Anonymous Gift 1999.225.a


This gold coin represents the reigns of the Kushana ruler, Vima Kadphises. The coin bears a portrait of the ruler on the obverse and various deities on the reverse. It is identified by an inscription in Kharosthi, the language used in northwestern India during the Kushan period.

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