Hephthalite. Time of Khingila, ca. 430 to 490 AD. Gold stater. Exceptional reverse strike.

Ancient Coins - Hephthalite.  Time of Khingila, ca. 430 to 490 AD.  Gold stater.  Exceptional reverse strike.
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These Hephthalite gold staters imitate the Kushano-Sassanid gold staters Varahran issued about 350 BC, but are of cruder style, with the inscription to the left of the obverse now little more than a rings of large dots.

Denomination : Gold Stater.  Mint : Somewhere in Afghanistan, probably Kabul.

Date : about the time of Khingila ca. 430 to 490 AD.

Reference : Gobl 84, Mitchiner Ancient - 1413 variety.

Size : 34.5 x 36.0 mm in diameter, and about 4.8 mm deep (scyphate).

Weight
: 7.30 grams.

Grade : XF for this issue.    The reverse is this type is usually just a blurred mass, with little if any of the designs obvious.  This happens due to multple strikes to get the obverse side to strike up.  This example has a very clear reverse, with both Siva and the Bull clear, which is very unusual for this type.

Obverse : King standing left, with various inscriptions and symbols around.

Reverse : Siva standing forward, with a bull behind her.

Price SKU: vcoin3393
US$ 950.00
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Rates for: 01/18/18

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