Mar 5, 2007

Vima Kadphises (reverse)

Vima Kadphises (reverse)

mid 1st century-78 AD

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Diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Anonymous Gift 1999.225.b


The reverse depicts the figure of Hercules with the skin of the Nemean lion draped over his forearm and the lion's scalp also worn over his head. The Kushans primarily identified with Zoroastrian religious practice, but imagery on their coins and the religious groups they sponsored suggest they were ecumenical--open to supporting a wide range of sects.

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