INDIA, KIDARITES in GANDHARA, Kidara: Sasanian style Silver drachm in the name of Varhran. SCARCE & CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, KIDARITES in GANDHARA, Kidara: Sasanian style Silver drachm in the name of Varhran. SCARCE & CHOICE!
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Obverse Bearded bust of king right (note the tied beard), wearing ornate crown with central globe flanked by ornamental ribbons, two additional ribbons trailing as diadem ends, Pahlavi legend at right, naming Varahran
Reverse Fire altar, with armed attendants standing left and right, Brahmi legend below: tamdaya, sometimes read as namdaya
Date c. 4th century CE
Weight 4.07 gm.
Diameter 31 mm.
Die axis 3 o'clock
Reference Göbl Hunnen 8
Comments Although this coin names Varhran, presumably the Kushano-Sasanian king, it is assigned to Kidara because it shows the crown type of Kidara. It would therefore appear that Kidara seized power from Varhran Kushanshah and his first silver coinage continued to name Varhran, while placing Kidara's bust (and crown) on the obverse, a transitional device often used in this region. The reverse legend is still not adequately understood.
价格 品种: 477.46
US$ 375.00
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  • CHF 342.38
  • CAD 490.01

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