Kushan Gold Dinar of Emperor Vasudeva II - LC.286 - For Sale

Kushan Gold Dinar of Emperor Vasudeva II - LC.286
Price: $2885.00
Obverse: Vasudeva standing, facing left, holding a trident in both hands, sacrificing over an altar. Reverse: Shiva standing, facing frontally, holding a trident in his left hand and a wreath in his right, in front of the bull Nandi. The ancient region of northeastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan was situated at a confluence of trading paths along the Silk Route, an area was flooded in cultural influences ranging from Greece to China. After the conquests of Alexander the Great, the creation of Greco-Bactrian kingdoms, and the general Hellenization of the subcontinent, Western aesthetic tastes became prominent. Greek influence began to permeate into the arts and culture. Eventually, the Bactrian Kingdom was absorbed by the nomadic Kushan tribes, who settled in the region and went on to establish their own dynasty. The area flourished under the Kushans and their greatest emperor, Kanishka, who is traditionally given credit for further spreading the philosophies of Buddhism throughout Central Asia and into China. This period is viewed as one of the most important eras in the history of Buddhism. Origin: India/Pakistan/Afghanistan Circa: 290 AD to 310 AD Weight: 8.0 Grams Collection: Numismatics Style: Kushan Medium: Gold

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