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Tetradrachms

Dynasty / Name of State : Kushan
Ruler / Authority : Kanishka I
Denomination : Tetradrachms
Metal : Copper
Weight (gm) : c. 16 g
Size (mm) : 27 mm
Shape : Round
Types/Series : Maitreya Buddha type
Minting Technique : Die Struck
   
History of Kushan

The Kushana period between the first and third centuries was a time that witnessed immense cultural, economic, political and geographical growth. It was an era marked with extensive wealth and growth of arts. Their rise to power marks an important period in the history of central Asia. They enjoyed close ties with countries such as China and Greece. Trade between various countries also brought forth a lot of changes in their lives. Religious changes included the expansion of the Buddhist...

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