INDIA, KUSHANO-SASANIAN, Hormizd I Kushanshah: Copper drachm, heavy type, with variant legend of Kawad. SCARCE and CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, KUSHANO-SASANIAN, Hormizd I Kushanshah: Copper drachm, heavy type, with variant legend of Kawad. SCARCE and CHOICE!
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Obverse Diademed, bearded bust of king right, wearing lion-head crown, topped by a globe or flower, Bactrian legend at right: KaBo (Kawa ... last delta missing), all within dotted border
Reverse Fire altar, with bust of Ahura Mazda emerging at the top, no symbol on the altar shaft
Date c. 270-295
Weight 4.59 gm.
Diameter 16 mm.
Die axis 11 o'clock
Reference MAC 1293-94, G�bl 1122 or 1124, Cribb 34
Comments Kawad may have been a local governor of Hormizd, as the bust appears to be of Hormizd, but the insciption on the coin reads Kawad. The coins are scarce to rare, since it is hard to find coins with an identifiable legend. On this coin, we see clearly the variant legend KaBo (the last small Greek delta is missing). RARE in such nice condition and with an UNPUBLISHED variant legend!
Price SKU: 625.27
US$ 95.00
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