INDIA, Kushan: Kanishka I AE didrachm or half unit, Buddha reverse, Cribb 17. VERY RARE and CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, Kushan: Kanishka I AE didrachm or half unit, Buddha reverse, Cribb 17. VERY RARE and CHOICE!
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Obverse King standing facing, sacrificing at altar at left,Bactrian legend around: þAO KANIþKI (Shao Kanishki)
Reverse Sakyamuni Buddha standing facing, Bactrian legend: CAKAMANO BOYΔO, tamgha at left
Date c. 127-150 CE
Weight 7.58 gm.
Diameter 20-21 mm.
Die axis 1 o'clock
Reference Göbl 787, Cribb die 17
Comments The Buddha coins of Kanishka are extremely rare and very sought after. The half units, like this coin, are even rarer than the full units. This coin shows the full reverse legend; extremely rare thus!
Price SKU: 690.01
US$ 1,750.00
  • € 1,483.68
  • £ 1,326.19
  • AUD 2,319.29
  • CHF 1,735.31
  • CAD 2,233.38

Rates for: 11/17/17

Ships from: United States
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