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ID:     81000715
Type:     Ancient East
Issuer:     Huvishka I
Date Ruled:     Circa AD 152-192
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Dinar
Weight:     7.83 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     PAONOPO IhP KOPA?O, half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter, hand on hilt
Reverse Description:     hΩhYO (h's retrograde, YO ligate), Nana standing facing, head left, holding object and billowing veil
Primary Reference:     MK 302 (O44Β/R- [unlisted rev. die])
Reference2:     Donum Burns 274
Reference3:     Triton X, 485 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near VF, edge marks from possible prior mounting
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 715 Very rare, the fifth known, and the second offered at auction. Nana, one of the most important of all the deities on Kushan coins along with Ardoxsho, 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 depiction on Kushan dinars was a logical one, emphasizing the abundance produced by Kushan trade and diplomacy, as well as the ruler’s beneficence.