Huvishka was the Emperor of the Kushan Empire, he sat on the throne of the Kushan Empire after Kanishka I and ruled it until the succession of Vasudeva I. The rule of Huvishka is known as the golden age of Kushan rule.
After sitting on the throne of the Kushan Empire king Huvishka I issued a variety of coins in gold and copper metal. Today his coinage makes a rich resource for studying Kushan ear’s history, art, and religion. The standard imperial gold coins issued by Huvishka I come in Dinar and Quarter Dinar and his copper coins issued by are in copper units and tetradrachm.
This gold dinar that weighs around 8g was issued by king Huvishka during his rule in the Kushan Empire. The weight of the gold dinar is around 8g. The obverse of this gold dinar is inscribed as ‘Bust of the king emerging from clouds, holding mace-sceptre in the right hand, left hand on hilt’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Shiva, nimbate, standing facing, holding thunderbolt, flask, and trident; tamgha to left and legend OESHO’. This gold dinar was sold for INR 1,00,000 that was held in Mumbai on 13th December 2020.
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