Kujula Kadphises 000895

Kujula Kadphises 000895
Kujula Kadphises 'Hercules' Medium AE Unit
Bronze. 8.42 grams, 23.21 mm. Circa. 30 - 80 A.D. Obverse: Diademed bust right, imitative of Hermaeus; corrupt Greek legend. Reverse: Hercules standing facing, holding club and lion skin; Karosthi legend. Good fine condition, uncleaned 'as found' state.

Kujula Kadphises, reigned 30-80 A.D. he was a Kushan prince who united the Yuezhi confederation during the 1st century A.D., and became the first Kushan emperor. According to the Rabatak inscription, he was the grandfather of the great Kushan king Kanishka I.


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