Wildwinds

Ancient Coinage of Kushans, Huvishka


Huvishka (ruled AD 155 to ca 189 or 192) was almost certainly the successor of Kanishka. His coinage is very varied with e.g. 25 different deities on the reverses. The legend PAONANO PAO OOhPKI KOPANO means "The King of Kings Huvishka, the Kushan".

Browse the Huvishka page with thumbnail images.

BMC 97Huvishka AV Stater or Dinar. AD 152-192. 20mm, 7.99 g. PAONANO PAO OOhPKI KOPANO, nimbate, diademed and crowned half-length bust of Huvishka left on clouds, holding mace-sceptre in right hand, corn-ear in left / OKPO, Siva, nimbate, standing left, pouring water from flask and holding thunderbolt, elephant goad, trident, and he-goat or antelope by the horns; tamgha in left field. BMC 97-99; MK 308; Cunningham 89.TextImage
BMC 153Huvishka, Kushan Kingdom. 152-192 AD, AE Tetradrachm 11.73 gr, 26.32 mm. PAONANO PAO OOHPKE KOPANO, King, diademed and nimbate, riding right on elephant, holding spear and goad / MAO, female deity standing left, holding cornucopiae in both hands; tamgha of Huvishka to left. BMC 153; Whitehead 146.TextImage
BMC 160Huvishka, Kushan Kingdom. 152-192 AD. 10.58 gr, 26.78 mm. PAONANO PAO OOHPKE KOPANO, King, diademed and nimbate, riding right on elephant, holding spear and goad / OKPO, Siva standing front, head left, lionskin over shoulder, holding trident in right hand, vase in left; tamgha of Huvishka to left. BMC 160.TextImage
BMC 170Kushans. Huvishka. Circa 152-192 AD. AE Tetradrachm (24mm, 15.22 g). PAONANO PAO O-OHPKE KOPANO, Huvishka, radiate, seated facing cross-legged, head right, holding sceptre in raised right hand, raising left hand / MAO, Mao, diademed, lunar "horns" at shoulders, standing facing, head left, right hand extended and holding sceptre in left; tamgha to left. MK 837; Donum Burns 326-329; MACW 3249; BMC 170.TextImage
Fr 19Kushan: Huvishka, 150-190, AV dinar. Fr-19. PAONANODAO OOHDKI KODANO, Half-length figure of king right, wearing round helmet, holding ankus and sceptre / MIIPO, sun-god standing left, raising hand, tamgra to left.TextImage
Gobl 138Kushan Kingdom. Huvishka I. (AD 260-292). Gold dinar (7.96 gm). A, emission 1. Diademed bust of king left on cloud, right shoulder flaming, holding mace in right hand & goad in left / The moon god Mao, nimbate, standing left, extending right hand over tamgha & resting left hand on sword hilt.TextImage
Gobl 143cfKushan Kings Of India. Huvishka. Circa 126-164 AD. Gold Dinar (7.78 gm; 18 mm). Crowned & diademed half-length bust left on clouds, holding club-like scepter & sword / Mithras standing left, holding spear; tamgha to left. Cf. Göbl, Kushan 143; Donum Burns -; MACW -.TextImage
Gobl 153Kushan Kingdom. Huvishka I. (AD 260-292). Gold dinar (7.87 gm). A, emission 1. Diademed bust of king left on cloud, right shoulder flaming, holding mace in right hand & goad in left / Nanaia, nimbate, standing right, holding scepter in right hand & box in left, tamgha in right field.TextImage
Gobl 206Kushan Kingdom. Huvishka I. (AD 260-292). Gold dinar (7.94 gm). A, emission 3. Nimbate, diademed bust of king left on cloud, holding mace in right hand & filleted spear over left shoulder / Pharro, nimbate & in winged petasus, standing left, extending right hand above tamgha & resting left hand on staff.TextImage
Gobl 250Kushan Kingdom. Huvishka I. (AD 260-292). Gold dinar (7.99 gm). A, emission 3, class c. Nimbate, diademed bust of king left on cloud, both shoulders flaming, holding mace in right hand & spear over left shoulder / Mithra, nimbate, standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand & resting left hand on sword hilt, tamgha in left field.TextImage
Gobl 285KUSHAN: Huvishka, 126-164 AD, AV stater (8.06g). Mitch-3196/7fl. Göbl-285. Nimbate & crowned bust of the king left, flames rising from right shoulder, holding scepter & spear /goddess Ardoksho standing left, holding cornucopia, tamgha to left.TextImage
Gobl 286Kushan Kingdom. Huvishka I. (AD 260-292). Gold dinar (7.94 gm). A, emission 4. Nimbate, diademed bust of king left on cloud, holding mace in right hand & filleted spear over left shoulder / Ardoksho standing right, holding cornucopia, tamgha in right field.TextImage
Gobl 342Kushan Kingdom. Huvishka I. (AD 260-292). Gold dinar (7.93 gm). B, emission 3. Nimbate, diademed bust of king left on cloud, right shoulder flaming, holding mace in right hand & spear over left shoulder / Asha Vahista standing left, head surrounded by radiate nimbus, extending right hand over tamgha & resting left hand on hip.TextImage
MACW 3291ffKushans, Huvishka, c. AD 126-165, AE 24mm Unit, 9.53gm, Elephant with rider right / Siva standing facing, holding sceptre. MACW 3291ff.TextImage
Mitch 3199Kushan Kings: Huvishka. Circa 152-192 AD. Gold Dinar (7.84 gm; 20 mm). Nimbate, crowned, & diademed bust left on clouds, holding mace scepter & filleted spear / Ardoxsho, radiate & nimbate, standing right, extending cornucopia with both hands; tamgha to right.TextImage
MK 887Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AE Tetradrachm 25mm, 9.54 g. Huvishka, holding goad, on elephant right / HPKILO, Herakles standing right, holding club and lion skin; tamgha to right. MK 887.TextImage
MK 892Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Ca AD 152-192. AE Tetradrachm 24mm, 11.62 g. Huvishka, holding goad, on elephant right / Herakles standing facing, head right, holding club, lion skin draped over arm; tamgha of Huvishka to left. Cf. MK 892.TextImage
MK 902Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AE Tetradrachm (25mm, 11.23 g. Huvishka riding right on elephant, holding trident and goad / OHPO, Oeso (Siva) standing facing, trident and four-pronged tamgha of Huvishka to left. MK 902; Whitehead 150.TextImage
Whitehead 117Huvishka, Kushan Kings. Gold dinar, c. 155-190 AD. 7.93 g., 20 mm. Baktrian legend around, Crowned, diademed bust of king right, holding mace and elephant goad / MIIPO, Sun-god Mithra standing facing, with head turned left, one hand on hip, the other raised, tamgha to left. Göbl 137; Whitehead 117.TextImage
Whitehead 141ffHuvishka, AE23. 22.8mm, 7.65 gr. DAO NANO, Diademed king riding right on elephant, holding spear / OMPO, Lunar god Mao standing left, crescent on shoulders; right hand extended, left hand holding sword. tamgha to left. (legend is blundered, as similar legends (OHPO) were used on coins with Siva reverse). MK 913.10; BMC 147-151; Whitehead 141ff.TextImage
Whitehead 146Huvishka AE Tetradrachm, 11.52 gr, 26.02 mm. Kushans. 155-189 AD. DAO NANO (DAO OOHDKE KODANO), Huvishka facing, diademed, seated cross-legged on cushions, with sceptre in raised left hand, right arm on hip / ARDO, Ardochsho, the goddess of plenty, standing left, holding cornucopiae, right hand outstretched, proffering diadem. cf. Whitehead 146.TextImage
Whitehead 204Kushans. Huvishka. Circa 152-192 AD. AE Tetradrachm 23mm, 7.14 g. PAONANO PAO O-OHPVI KOPANO, Huvishka seated facing on couch, cross-legged, within radiate canopy / MAO, Mao, diademed, lunar "horns" at shoulders, standing left, right hand extended; tamgha to left. Whitehead 204.TextImage
See also: R. Whitehead's excellent catalogue, Coins in the Punjab Museum, free download from archive.org
Coins of Greek and Scythic Kings of Bactria and India in the British Museum, free download from google books
Indo-Greek Coins available from TimeLine Originals - www.time-lines.co.uk
Coin India dot com

Coins Main PageBrowse by Sear Greek Coins NumberGreek Coins by City or RulerSearch All Entries

Click here for a list of Reference Abbreviations.