Between East and West: Influence and Change in Coinage


gold stater, obverse gold stater, reverse
Kushan Empire, Huvishka (c. 158-95 AD), gold stater: emperor riding on elephant r., legend in Greek letters (obv.); goddess Ardoksho with cornucopiae standing l., Greek legend Ardochro (rev.). Ardoksho was the goddess of Mother Earth and equalled to the Indian Lakshmi.

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Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum.