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ID:     80000436
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     KUSHAN EMPIRE
Issuer:     Huvishka I
Date Ruled:     Circa AD 152-192
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Dinar
Weight:     7.96 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     ÞAOhAhOÞAO OOhÞKI KOÞA[hO] (first 2 h's retrograde), nimbate, diademed, and crowned half-length bust of Huvishka facing on clouds, head left, flames at shoulders, holding mace-scepter in right hand, filleted spear in left over shoulder; pellet on cheek
Reverse Description:     ÞAOÞhOÞO, Shaoreoro (Ares-Mars) standing facing, head right, holding spear in right hand, and shield set on ground in left; tamgha to left
Primary Reference:     MK 265 (O2/R- [unlisted rev. die])
Reference2:     Donum Burns -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=132659
Grade:     Near EF
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 436 Extremely rare, only the second known, and a unique die combination. Ex Triton X (9 January 2007), lot 483.Shaoreoro, like the later Pahlavi Shahrevar, was originally the Hindu Kshathra Vairya, or “Desirable Kingdom.” Like Indra, the chief god of the Rig Veda, Shaoreoro was the genius of Kushan imperial might and the god of the molten metal that was to cover the earth on the Last Day.