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  • Coin of Kanishka, ca. 130 a.d.
    Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara
    Gold; Diam. 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
    Bequest of Joseph Durkee, 1898 (99.35.3024)

    The Great Kushan rulers minted these gold coins following a Roman weight standard. The rulers present themselves in relation to a range of Near Eastern and South Asian deities, such as Shiva as seen on the reverse of this coin.

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  • Coin of Kanishka, ca. 130 A.D.
    Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara
    Gold; Diam. 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
    Bequest of Joseph Durkee, 1898 (99.35.3024)

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