INDIA, KUSHAN or KIDARITE: Gadahara AE drachm. VERY RARE and CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, KUSHAN or KIDARITE: Gadahara AE drachm. VERY RARE and CHOICE!
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Obverse Bust of King, wearing complex crown with turret, artichoke ornament and ram's horn; crescent before
Reverse Ardochsho (Lakshmi) seated facing on recumbent lion left, holding diadem and cornucopia, Brahmi letters at right: gada, at left: hara; monogram tam above left
Date c. late 4th CE
Weight 2.08 gm.
Diameter 16-22 mm.
Die axis 11 o'clock
Reference Tandon, JONS 200
Comments A very rare and important coin type that I published in JONS 200 (click on link above to see my paper). Who exactly issued this coin is still not entirely clear. It may have been the Kidarite king Peroz III or a late Kushan king "Gadahara." My paper has more details and a discussion.
Price SKU: 657.50
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