Lot 122

Ancient Later Kushanas Punjab Highly Debased Gold Unit

Auction # 11 Lucknow (Online)

  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 6000 - 8000
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Catalog Reference #
Pieper # 1939
Metal Composition
Highly Debased Gold
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
20.93 mm
8.72 gms
5th Century AD

Ancient, Later Kushanas, Punjab (5th Century AD), Highly Debased Gold Unit, 8.72 gms, 20.93 mm, Obv. Crude standing human figure with a crescent like device, Rev. A Quadruped with in distinct legend around, These coins are made of a very debased gold alloy, They were first published by Whitehead in 1911 with a reported find spot in Ambala district of the Punjab, Mitchiner (1978: 475) regards them as Kidarite derivatives.They appear to have been struck by local Punjab rulers of the 5th century CE, Pieper # 1939, very fine, very rare.