LVPL-7F1C85: Tetradrachm of the Kushan Emperor Kanishka I

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-7F1C85

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A copper tetradrachm of the Kushan Emperor Kanishka I (AD 127-150) made at Begram. The obverse shows the king standing sacrificing at an altar, the reverse shows the god Wesho with four arms, holding his divine attributes (thunderbolt, water-pot, trident). Wesho's imagery shares elements in common with Hindu divinities particularly Siva.

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa AD 127
Date to: Circa AD 150

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.7 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tetradrachm view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Kanishka
Obverse description: King standing sacrificing at an altar
Reverse description: Wesho with four arms, holding his divine attributes (thunderbolt, water-pot, trident).
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Sefton (Metropolitan District)
District: Sefton (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Lydiate

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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