KUSHAN, bronze door handle, circa 100-400 AD

$35.00

PAKISTAN, Northwest Frontier Province, Swat Valley, Udigram, KUSHAN, door handle, circa 100-400 AD, a rod with 2 round feet, bronze, 113mm long, 23mm tall, 68.1g, dirty, VF

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If you were really poor you’d have used a wooden door latch.

How do I know it’s Kushan? Guy who sold it to me said it was found with Kushan coins. Maybe it’s later.

The Kushans started as nomads but became cosmopolitan when the conquered Gandhara in western Pakistan. The controlled their section of the Silk Road trade, and patronized Buddhism.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.