Vima Kadphises. 100-128 A.D.. AE. Tetradrachm. Good Very Fine

Kushan Kingdom. Vima Kadphises. 100-128 A.D.. AE. Tetradrachm. Obverse. The king standing to left sacrificing over an altar, a trident to left and a club to right. Reverse. Siva standing facing holding a trident, a humped Bull standing to right in the background. Good Very Fine and Scarce
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SKU: AG6432


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