Inscriptions surrounding the Buddha image: CAKAMA "Shakyamuni"... BOYΔO "Buddha". Choice with full portrait of Kanishka and the Buddha Kushan Empire. 127-150CE. Northern India and Afghanistan. Although Kanishka copper coins are fairly common, the ones featuring and honouring the Buddha is extremely rare on some accounts estimated to less than 1% of all Kanishka issued coins. His Buddha coins come in 3 denominations of bronze and 1 in gold. All featured various depictions of the Buddha either standing or in 1 tetradrachm the Maitreya Boddhisattva in seated position. Amongst the Buddha issues, the smaller denominations (I.e. 1/4 and 1/2 units) are even rarer. Being a strong patron and supporter of Buddhism, he saw and organised the 4th Buddhist Council which saw the significant developments in the codification of the Mahayana School of Buddhism. It was believed that the rarity of these Buddha coins were due to them being commemorative issues for the establishment of a Stupa in his Kingdom or in conjunction with the council. All except the gold issues have rather poor strikes and conditions.