INDIA, KUSHAN: Kanishka I AE didrachm or half unit, Oesho reverse. RARE and CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, KUSHAN: Kanishka I AE didrachm or half unit, Oesho reverse. RARE and CHOICE!
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Obverse King standing facing, sacrificing at altar at left, holding sceptre in left hand, Bactrian legend around: þAO KANIþKI (Shao Kanishki)
Reverse Four-armed Oesho standing left, nimbate, holding drum and diadem in right hands, trident and water pot in left hands, Bactrian legend at right: OηþO, tamgha at left
Date c. 127-150 CE
Weight 7.79 gm.
Diameter 21 mm.
Die axis 1 o'clock
Reference Göbl 782, MAC 3132
Comments The coins of Kanishka are all scarce. The half units, like this coin, are even rarer than the full units and quite hard to come by in any condition.