Kanishka 'Hephaistos' AE Tetradrachm 016642

Kanishka 'Hephaistos' AE Tetradrachm 016642
Kanishka 'Hephaistos' AE Tetradrachm
Bronze, 15.38 grams, 25.70 mm. Kushan Empire. 127-140 AD. Obverse: PAO KANhPKI, the king, clad in coat and trousers, standing left by altar, holding spear. Reverse: AQPO, Hephaistos, the god of metals, standing left, holding wreath in left hand, tongs in left hand, which is resting on his hip. Tamgha of Kanishka to left. BMC 34; Whitehead 92. Appears to have been overstruck on a coin of an earlier King. Good fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com

 
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