KUSHANSHAHR, Hormazd, c. 271-376 AD, bronze unit


KUSHANSHAHR, Hormazd, c. 271-376 AD, unit, no date, Obverse: bust in lion crown R, AUHRAMAZDI MALKA (Pahlavi), Reverse: long bust L on altar, bronze, 14mm, 1.77g, MA1280, an arc out of the rim means about 1/3 of the coin is missing, VF

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The earliest ancient Indian coins were the “bent bar” punchmarked silvers of the Achaemenid Persians occupying Gandhara in northwest Pakistan. By the 3rd century BC coins were in general use in most of India and Ceylon, and in subsequent centuries struck round coins in gold, silver, and copper came into use throughout the subcontinent and beyond to Southeast Asia and Pacific islands to Java and beyond.