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Lot # 32 - Gold Dinar Coin of Vima Kadphises of Kushan Dynasty.
Gold Dinar Coin of Vima Kadphises of Kushan Dynasty.
Gold Dinar Coin of Vima Kadphises of Kushan Dynasty. Gold Dinar Coin of Vima Kadphises of Kushan Dynasty.
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Kushan Dynasty, Vima Kadphises (95-127 AD), Gold Dinar, Obv: a diademed half-bust on clouds facing right, with a mace-scepter held over the shoulder and a sword-hilt in the right hand, flames emerge from the left shoulder, Greek legend "BACIΛEYCOOH... MO KAΔΦICHC" "Baselieus Oohmo Kadphises" (King Vima Kadphises) around the field, Rev: ithyphallic deity Oesho (Shiva) standing facing left, holding axe-shafted trident and Kamandalu in left hand, deer-skin draped over left arm, tamgha on the left field and a Nandipada (Triratna) on the right, Kharoshthi legend “Maharajasa Rajadirajasa sarvaloga isvarasa mahisvarasa Vima Kathphishasa tratara” (the Great King, King of Kings, Lord of the World, Great Vima Kadphises, the Saviour) around the field, 7.80g, 20.42mm, (Variant of Gobl # 18/Variant of Mitch. ACW # 3004 & Jongward & Cribb # 269 – Tamgha missing on the obverse), inconsiderable traces of ex-mount or flatness visible on reverse, otherwise almost uncirculated, Exceedingly Rare.

Note: The tamgha on the top-left of the obverse is missing making this variety different. An extremely beautiful coin with sharp features.