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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2731
People
Vasudeva I, Kushan (r. c. 192 - 225 CE)
Title
Coin of Vasudeva
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
191 -231 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, India (Ancient Asia)
Period
Kushan period, c.100 BCE-250 CE
Culture
Indo-Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/170107
Location
Level 3, Room 3440, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art, Ancient Near Eastern Art in the Service of Kings
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.94 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
dinar
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: SHAONANOSHAO BAZ[O]DEO KOSHANO
  • Reverse Inscription: OESHO
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Rosenfield, p. 108, Type 4
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.2731
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: The king standing pouring libation over Zoroastrian altar; tamga symbol (ruler’s monogram)
Reverse: deity (Shiva) standing facing, holding diadem and trident; behind, humped bull to l.; symbol to r.; border of dots.
Exhibition History

32Q: 3440 Near East, Harvard Art Museums, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

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