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