Gold dinar of Kidarites

23 Jun 2018  Sat

This gold dinar of Kidarites illustrated the design of the kushana King Vasudeva II, it weights around 7.93 g.

The obverse of this coin depicts nimbate king is the standing position facing right, he is featured wearing a conical helmet and armour with a trident in the left hand. He is shown offering a sacrifice on an altar with a trident in the background and the traces of Bactrian legend around it. .

The reverse of this coin depicts a nimbate lord Shiva in the centre reclining towards Nandi, he is holding a trident in left hand and diadem in the left hand with the Bacterian legend ‘OESHO’ on the right and Tamgha on the left within the dotted border. .

This coin estimated price on the Classical Numismatic Gallery is around INR 50,000 to 60,000. This is a very fine and rare coin, a very fascinating specimen for your collection. .

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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