INDIA, KUSHAN: Huvishka AE tetradrachm, Elephant-rider/Athsho, heavy weight type. SCARCE & CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, KUSHAN: Huvishka AE tetradrachm, Elephant-rider/Athsho, heavy weight type. SCARCE & CHOICE!
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Obverse King riding on elephant right, holding spear, Bactrian legend around: �aonano�ao oo...h�kε Ko�ano.
Reverse God of metals Athsho standing facing, turning left, holding out diadem in right hand, left hand on hip, Bactrian legend at right: A�O, Kanishka (!) tamgha at left.
Date c. 150-191 CE
Weight 13.33 gm.
Diameter 24-25 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference G�bl 832, MAC 3216
Comments Huvishka's coppers come with three different obverses: the elephant-rider, the couch-recliner, and the cross-legged, and with numerous reverse deities. The elephant-rider type shows the king sometimes carrying a spear, sometimes an elephant goad, and - in rare cases - a trident.

This coin is an early issue, as evidenced by the heavy weight and the use of the Kanishka tamgha on the reverse ... a CHOICE specimen for the type, which is hard to find in any condition. Ex-William F. Spengler.
Prix SKU: 410.19
US$ 75.00
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  • CHF 69.19
  • CAD 95.90

Cotation au: 09/23/21

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