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Coin of the Kushan Emperor Kanishka I

This gold coin depicts Kanishka I on one side and Mithras standing on the other side.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
6 Nov 2022
Updated on 8 Nov 2022
 
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    Reverse of a Kushan gold coin a god making a gesture of blessing
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Gold coin.

Obv.: Standing Kanerkes.

Rev.: MlOPO. Mithras with nimbus and radiate crown to the left. Dressed in tunic and mantle. He holds his r.h. stretched out, the left arm akimbo. In front of him a character. Border of dots.Gardner, Coins Bactria, 131 No. 19 and PI. XXVI, 10; MMM II 185f No. la and fig. 1; Leipoldt, fig. 1. See fig. la by kind permission of Mr. R. A. G. Carson.