Item 45 out of 836
Lot # 45 - Very Rare Gold Dinar Coin of Magra of Kushan Dynasty.
Very Rare Gold Dinar Coin of Magra of Kushan Dynasty.
Very Rare Gold Dinar Coin of Magra of Kushan Dynasty. Very Rare Gold Dinar Coin of Magra of Kushan Dynasty.
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Kushan Dynasty, Magra (Rebel), Gold Dinar, Obv: king standing facing, nimbate, holding staff topped with chakra (wheel), sacrificing over altar to left, trident with ribbon to left, blundered bactrian legend around, brahmi legend "Ma gara"  at right, "Ga" under arm, Rev: goddess of plenty ardoksho enthroned facing, holding investiture garland and cornucopia, blundered bactrian legend right APΔOXþO, tamgha to upper left, 7.6g, 19.02mm, about extremely fine, Very Rare.

The Magra (rebel) is unknown apart from his coins. The depiction of a staff topped with a chakra, in place of the usual banner, suggests a link to the Kacha type of the Gupta king Samudragupta, and Magra may have been an ally of the Guptas against the Kushans.