INDIA, KUSHAN: VASISHKA or CHHU Gold dinar. SUPERB!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, KUSHAN: VASISHKA or "CHHU" Gold dinar. SUPERB!
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Obverse King standing facing, sacrificing at altar at left, Bactrian legend around: �aonano�ao Ba...zh�ko Ko�ano, Brahmi legends: under king's arm: Chhu, in left field: vai, between king's legs: tha
Reverse Goddess Ardochsho seated facing on throne, holding cornucopia and diadem, legend at right: Ardochsho, tamgha at left
Date c. 246-266 CE
Weight 7.88 gm.
Diameter 22 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference Göbl 559
Comments Göbl has assigned this coin type to Vasishka, but coins with the name visible in the obverse legend are hard to find. Joe Cribb had at one time assigned this type to Kanishka III, but I believe he no longer holds that view. I have in my collection a coin where the letter B (first letter of BASISHKO) is clearly visible, supporting the attribution to Vasishka. This coin shows the bottom of the same letter B (the triangular shape at about 4:30 of the obverse), RARE thus!

From the Dr. Kurt Aterman Collection, ex-Harlan Berk Catalogue 86 (July 1995), lot 113.
Price SKU: p059
US$ 995.00
  • € 821.47
  • £ 705.65
  • AUD 1,289.42
  • CHF 894.50
  • CAD 1,210.62

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