Coin of Kanishka
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Diam. 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
Bequest of Joseph H. Durkee, 1898
The Great Kushan rulers minted these gold coins in the second and early third centuries. They follow a Roman weight standard, and the rulers present themselves in relation to a range of Near Eastern and South Asian deities, such as the Shiva on the reverse of Vasudeva's coin.
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