Coin of Kushan King Vasudeva I (obverse)

c. AD 142/145-174/177

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

This gold coin represents the reign of the Kushana ruler, Vasudeva I. The coin bears a portrait of the ruler on the obverse and various deities on the reverse. It is identified by inscriptions in Kharosthi, the language used in northwestern India during the Kushan period.

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  • Title: Coin of Kushan King Vasudeva I (obverse)
  • Date Created: c. AD 142/145-174/177
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
  • Type: Coins
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1999.226.a
  • Medium: gold
  • Department: Indian and Southeast Asian Art
  • Culture: India, Mathura, Kushan Period (1st Century-320)
  • Credit Line: Anonymous Gift
  • Collection: Indian Art - Kushan, Mathura
  • Accession Number: 1999.226.a

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