INDIA: KUSHAN, Huvishka AV dinar, Oesha reverse. EXTREMELY RARE and SUPERB!

Ancient Coins - INDIA: KUSHAN, Huvishka AV dinar, Oesha reverse. EXTREMELY RARE and SUPERB!
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Obverse
King's bust left, wearing mustache and sideburns, holding sceptre and sword hilt, Bactrian legend around: þaonanoþao o ... oηþki Koþano (Shaonanoshao Ooeshki Koshano ... King of kings, Huvishka the Kushan).
 
Reverse
Three-headed, four-armed god Oesho (Shiva) standing facing, holding thunderbolt and water pot in his right hands, trident and club in his left, legend at right: Oesha, tamgha at left.
 
Date c. 150-191 CE
Weight 7.81 gm.
Diameter 21 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference
 
Göbl 366
 
Comments An amazing coin in which the god Oesho is seen with attributes of Zeus (thunderbolt) and Herakles (club) along with the trident and water pot of Shiva. Kushan syncretism at its height! The obverse type is known for only a very few coins too. Extremely rare; I am not aware of it ever having been offered at auction. A truly extraordinary coin!
Prix SKU: 682.05
US$ 49,995.00
  • € 43,995.60
  • £ 37,476.25
  • AUD 69,948.00
  • CHF 45,890.41
  • CAD 63,878.61

Cotation au: 11/30/21

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