Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Michael Azarian, May 31, 2018.
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A shot in the dark, 150-300 CE.
Welcome to the Ancients Forum, Michael!
@roman99 is right on! Here's one on the CoinIndia site. Yours looks authentic to me but I'm not an expert! I don't collect Kushan but I do collect Indo-Scythian and I can remember seeing coins similar to the one you're interested in on that site.
INDIA, Kushan: Vima Kadphises AE tetradrachm
Obverse King standing facing, sacrificing at altar left, tamgha and club in right field, Greek legend around: BACIΛEVC BACIΛEWN CWTHP MEΓAC OOhMO KAΔΦICHC
Reverse Oesho (Siva) standing facing, Bull Nandi behind, nandipada at left, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa rajadirajasa sarvaloga isvarasa mahisvarasa Vima Kathphishasa tratara
Date c. 112-127 CE
Weight 17.08 gm.
Diameter 28 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference Göbl 762, MAC 3008-47
Condition, location and whims of the market set the price on coins. The guess of $25 is probably close. The two below cost me $30 and $20. I consider one a better deal than the other but the question of which I prefer and which you prefer may not get the same answer.
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