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Maker(s):Kanishka I (minted under)
Culture:Kushan
Title:Tetradrachm of Kanishka I
Date Made:127-151 CE
Type:Coin/Money
Materials:Bronze (AE)
Place Made:Asia; Bactria (Afghanistan); Bactra (Balkh)
Measurements:26mm; 16.997g
Accession Number:  MH 2004.13.505
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Nathan Whitman
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Obverse: standing king, head facing left, sacrificing at small altar with his right hand and holding a spear in his left; ÞAO KANHÞKI
Reverse: Haloed figure of sun god Mioro (Mithra) standing, head facing left. Tamgha in left field; MIOPO

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; numismatics

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