INDIA, KUSHAN: Kanishka I AE tetradrachm, OADO reverse. SCARCE!

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Obverse King standing facing, sacrificing at altar at left, holding sceptre in left hand, Bactrian legend around: �AO KANI�KI (Shao Kanishki)
Reverse Wind God Oado flying right, holding up his cloak to catch the wind like a sail, and hair flying to indicate his rapid motion, Bactrian legend at right: OAΔO, tamgha at left
Date c. 127-150 CE
Weight 17.23 gm.
Diameter 27 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference G�bl 783, MAC 3112
Comments Some encrustations on the obverse, but a nice reverse. Most authors describe Oado as "running" but I suspect the intention was to show him flying.
Price SKU: 629.10
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