Kushan Coin of Kanishka II

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 02 November 2016
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This Kushan coin depicts a goddess of prosperity seated on a throne; this goddess was known to the Kushans as Ardochsho. Almost all late Kushan coins used the design of a seated goddess, and the Kushan Emperors produced these coins in large numbers. Kushan Emperor, Ganghadra, modern-day Pakistan, circa 230-250 CE.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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