Date: ca. 130
Culture: Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Dimensions: Diam. 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Joseph H. Durkee, 1898
Accession Number: 99.35.3024
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.