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Kushan Coin (NPO 49083)
Copper tetradrachm depicting the Kushan king, Wima Kadphises (c. AD 113-127) on the obverse of the coin wearing a headdress and a knee-lenght tunic and a long sword suspended from a strap. The king is performing a sacrifice at a small altar surrounded by symbols, trident in the left, while a club and a tamga in the right field. The reverse of the coin depicts Oesho, the mountain god with three heads, standing frontally wearing a dhoti, while holding a trident in his right hand and resting his left on a bull. A Nandipada symbol is situated in the left field. Greek and Kharosthi inscription on the observe and reverse of the coin respectively.
Diameter: 26.5 x 26.1 mm
Weight: c. 16 g
Inventory Number: NPO 49083
The coin was obtained from DESA in 1972.
Part of the collection of the Department of Coins and Medals of the National Museum in Warsaw.
3-D model by Otto Bagi and Sergi Mañas Jolis.