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ID:     80000439
Type:     Ancient East
Issuer:     Huvishka I
Date Ruled:     Circa AD 152-192
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Dinar
Weight:     8.00 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     ÞAONANOÞAO OOhÞKI KOÞAhO (last h retrograde), nimbate, diademed, and crowned half-length bust of Huvishka facing, head left, holding mace-scepter in right hand, filleted spear in left over shoulder
Reverse Description:     APΔOXÞO, Ardoxsho standing facing, head left, holding laurel branch in right hand and cradling cornucopia in left arm; tamgha to left
Primary Reference:     MK 284 (O7/R1)
Reference2:     Donum Burns -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 439 Extremely rare, the second example known. One of the most important of all the deities on Kushan coins, Ardoxsho, along with Nana, was the embodiment of abundance and prosperity. Like the Greek goddess Tyche, or the Roman Fortuna, she is depicted with a cornucopia, the symbol of plenty. Her inclusion on Kushan dinars was a logical one, emphasizing the abundance produced by Kushan trade and diplomacy, as well as the ruler’s beneficence.