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    Rare Kushan Deity

    INDIA. Kushan Empire. Huvishka (ca. AD 151-190). AV dinar (21mm, 12h). ANACS AU 58. ÞAONANOÞAO OO - HÞKI KOÞANO, nimbate half-length bust of Huvishka, with mustache and wart on cheek, wearing conical jeweled helmet with pointed ear flap, diadem with two ties, open kaftan over long-sleeved tunic, and jeweled armlets, facing half-left on mountain-top, holding mace-headed club in right hand and scepter over left shoulder / ÞΑOPHOPO, Shaoreoro (Ares-Mars) standing right, wearing helmet, breastplate and kilt of pteruges, holding spear in right hand and resting left on grounded shield; tamgha to right. ANS Kushan 770. MK 266. Very rare deity!

    Shaorero is the Kushan deity of imperial might, the equivalent of the Greco-Roman Ares-Mars, and he is depicted here wearing a surprisingly Western panoply. 


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    April, 2018
    20th-23rd Friday-Monday
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