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Ancient Coinage of Indo Scythians, Vasu Deva I, II and III


Vasu-Deva I (Bazodeo), the son of Huvishka, succeeded to the throne to reign over northern India, in 185 AD. His death in 228 AD marked the beginning of the decline of the Kushan kingdom.

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BMC 7Late Kushans. Vasu Deva II, ca. 270-310 AD. Gold Dinara. 7.81 gm. PAONANO BAZODhOK, King standing left, holding trident and banner, altar before / OkpO, Siva standing facing, holding wreath and trident, bull behind, tamgha at upper left. MACW 3505; BMC 7.TextImage
BMC 27Kushan Kingdom, Vasu Deva I, 185-228 AD, AE tetradrachm. 25mm. 10.69 gr. PAONANO PAO BAZOAHOKOPANO, or shortened legend, King standing left, holding trident, left hand over an altar with a beribboned trident behind / OKPO, Siva standing facing, bull standing left behind him, tamgra to right. BMC 27.TextImage
Goebl 505Kushan, Vasu Deva I, AV Quarter-Dinar, 1.96g, Nimbate and crowned king standing left by a small altar to left, holding standard / OhPO, Siva, standing facing, without bull, holding wreath and trident, tamgha to left. Goebl 505.TextImage
Gobl 509Kushan Kingdom. Vasu Deva I. (AD 292312?). AV stater. Mint A, emission 2. Nimbate king standing left, sacrificing over altar, holding filleted trident above altar and resting left hand on sceptre / Shiva standing facing, holding wreath in right hand and resting left hand on trident, the bull Nandi left behind him, tamgha in upper left field. Gobl 509.Text
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Gobl 512cfKushan Kingdom. Vasu Deva I. (AD 292312?). AV dinar (8.02 gm). King standing left, right shoulder flaming, sacrificing over altar, holding filleted trident above altar and resting left hand on sceptre / Shiva standing facing, holding wreath in right hand and resting left hand on trident, the bull Nandi left behind him, tamgha in upper left field. Cf. Gobl 512 (nimbate king).TextImage
Gobl 573Kushans, Vasudeva III, 260-300 AD, AV 1/4 stater (1.94g). King standing facing, head left, wearing crown with nimbus, holding garlanded standard and sacrificing at altar, trident above, Brahmi letter Pri in right field / The goddess Ardoksho enthroned facing, holding cornucopiae. Mitch. 3358; Gobl-573.TextImage
Gobl 574Kushans, Vasudeva III, 260-300 AD, AV stater (7.78g). Brahmi legend Vasu in right field, king standing left, sacrificing to an altar left, holding standard and trident, Brahmi letters in left field, between feet and under right arm / The goddess Ardoksho enthroned facing, holding cornucopiae, tamgha to left. Mitch-3546; Gobl-574.TextImage
Goebl 584Kushan Kingdom, Vasu Deva II. ca. A.D. 290-310. AV Dinar (7.76 g, 20 mm). King standing left, sacrificing at altar; trident standard behind, symbols in field / Goddess Ardoksho enthroned facing. Goebl, Kushan 584 (Vasu Deva III).TextImage
Gobl 681Vasu Diva II AV Dinar, 7.96 gr. AD 300-320. King standing left, right shoulder flaming, sacrificing over altar, holding filleted trident above altar and resting left hand on sceptre, swastika symbol between his feet / Shiva standing facing, holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, the bull Nandi left behind him, tamgha in upper left field. Goebl 681.TextImage

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