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Half-identified Kushan
« on: March 26, 2018, 02:48:45 PM »
Kushan stater, yes. However, none of the tamghas in Mitchiner is discernible, while overall, the coin is in reasonable state (the best of a small lot.) I'd call it a coin of Vasu Deva. Mitchiner distinguishes three periods. The coin is 8.5 grams, which rules out the first period only. My favourite at present is MACW 3470, because of the elongated head. Can you get beyond that?

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Re: Half-identified Kushan
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 05:44:15 PM »
I'd agree with the Vasudeva, and leave it at that.
In the Jongeward & Cribb catalog are about a 100 different specimen of this type. None is a perfect match to yours at first glance. But with 100 different in the catalog, it is likely the variability of these is rather high.