3 edition of Coins of the Indo-Scythians, Sakas & Kushans found in the catalog.
Coins of the Indo-Scythians, Sakas & Kushans
Sir Alexander Cunningham
Reprinted from the Numismatic chronicle.
|LC Classifications||CJ1391 C84 1971|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||3 v. in 1. :|
Holding a large kingdom, with a good half being populated by non-Greeks, with both parts of this kingdom separated by the strong Hindukush mountains, knowing that civil war is just to an end, is a pretty hard thing. All of those can be the reason of a co-opted system, with a king of Bactria ruling nominally all of the kingdom but in fact just the part West and North of the Hindukush, and a co Author: Antoine Simonin. This book offers unique insights into the life and funerary customs of the Scythians with exceptionally well preserved organic objects buried in conditions of permanent frost in the high Altai mountains. Some of the objects are from new excavations and others come from the famous Siberian Collection of Peter the Great. They include many rare /5(3).
BMC Vima Kadphises II, Kushan empire. AE tetradrachm, early 2nd century AD. BACILEYC BACILEWN CWTHP MEGAC OOHMO KADFICHC, King standing facing, sacrificing at fire altar at left, club, axehead-shafted trident to left, tamgha (Whitehead symbol 4) to right / Kushan legend, Siva standing facing, holding trident and deerskin, bull Nandi standing right behind; w on o at upper left. BMC Huvishka AV Stater or Dinar. AD 20mm, 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.
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 AD. His death in AD marked the beginning of the decline of the Kushan kingdom. Browse the Vasu Deva page with thumbnail images. But these coins, and the Yuetzhi regime itself, began to disappear after the Guishuang faction of the Yuezhi crowded out the other tribes, circa 1 - 30 AD and founded the Kushan reign. Return to top. Indo-Scythian Rule. The Indo-Scythians are a subset of the much larger nomadic tribe known as the Scythians, the Sakas or the Indo-Iranian Sakas.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cunningham, Alexander, Sir, Coins of the Indo-Scythians, Sakas & Kushans. Varanasi, Indological Book House, Includes The Earliest Coinage Of Indian Coins Of Indo-Greeks, Pallavas, Sakas, Kushans, Guptas, Southern India.
Dynasties Of Delhi, Suris Mughals And Others. All the coins of this class have on their reverse literal translations in the Indian Pali language and in Arian characters of the Greek legends of the obverse.
Coins of MOAS. — The earliest coins of the Sakas or Sacse-Scythians are certainly those of Moa, or Manas. The Indo-Scythian Sakas were nomadic Central Asian tribes which inhabited the region around the River Jaxartes and Lake Issykkul (or Issyk Kul - located in the Tian Shan Mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan).
They seem to have been Indo-European in terms of their ancestry. The Sakas - Indo-Scythians Jason Neelis Saka nomads from Central Asia migrated to the northwest of South Asian subcontinent in the first and second centuries BCE. Herodotus () describes the extent, customs, and origins of various groups of Scythians (designation for Sakas in Western classical.
The Coin Galleries: Indo-Scythians: Maues The Scythians or Sakas were originally a nomadic people from Central Asia who made their way into Bactria in the second century BCE.
It is likely it is they who were responsible for the burning of Ai-Khanoum in what is now northern Afghanistan around BCE.
Indo-Scythian coins online. Find the best selection from the most respected coins dealers around the world. Visit Now. Indo-Greeks, Shakas, Parthians and Kushans The Indo- Greeks were forced to attack India after losing to the Scythian tribes.
The Mauryan kings who succeeded Ashoka were too weak to stop this invasion. Ancient Eastern coins from the Kushan Empire. Kushan Heraios,tyrant of the Kushan Circa 5 BC/AD5 or Obol. Kushan AE of Cross-legged series. Kushan, AD AE Quater unit.
kushan Wima AD AE Quater unit. kushan AD AE Ancient Coinage of Indo Scythians [MIG of Azes I] The Indo-Scythian Kingdom of Baktria and Northern India, ca 85 BC - 10 AD.
COINS OF KUSHAN DYNASTY by Dr. Nupam Mahajan. See coins of the Kushan Empire in the Forum Ancient Coins shop. The name Kushan is derived from the term Guishang, used in Chinese historical writings to describe one branch of the nomadic people, called Yuezhi or Yuechi. These nomads who were of Indo-European stock, roamed northwestern China but during - B.C., they were driven west.
The Indo-Scythians are a branch of the Indo-Iranian Sakas were rulers in Central Asia. They migrated from southern Siberia into Bactria, Sogdiana, Arachosia, Gandhara, Kashmir, Punjab, and into parts of Western and Central India, Gujarat and Rajasthan, from the middle of the 2nd century BCE to the 4th century first Saka King in India was Maues or Moga who established Saka power in.
Post-Mauryan coinage refers to the period of coinage production in India, following the breakup of the Maurya Empire (– BCE). The centralized Mauryan power ended during a Coup d'état in BCE leading to the foundation of the Shunga vast and centralized Maurya Empire was broken into numerous new polities.
In Indian History, the Indo-Scythians or the Indo-Sakas were not given much importance. They were not regarded as conquerors, rather they were considered as native people who migrated and invaded. The Sakas - Indo-Scythians Jason Neelis Saka nomads from Central Asia migrated to the northwest of South Asian subcontinent in the first and second centuries BCE.
Herodotus () describes the extent, customs, and origins of various groups of Scythians (designation for Sakas in Western classicalAuthor: MEHMOOD AHMED. The Indo-Scythians extended their supremacy over north-western India, conquering the Indo-Greeks and other local kingdoms.
The Indo-Scythians were apparently subjugated by the Kushan Empire, by either Kujula Kadphises or Kanishka. Yet the Saka continued to govern as satrapies, forming the Northern Satraps and Western l: Sigal, Taxila, Mathura. Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Coinage, Volume 3 The Decline of Indo-Greeks by Mitchiner, Michael, and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Ancient Coinage of Indo Scythians, Azes I and II There may have been only one King Azes, who reigned BC, or two Azes, the second reigning into the first few decades of the 1st century AD.
In general: the coins with king on horseback with spear are often assigned to Azes I and the king on horseback with whip assigned to Azes II, although. Subject: Indian Culture Paper: Outline of Indian History Module: Indo - Greeks, Sakas and Kushanas Content Writer: Prof.
Bhaskar Reddy. Kushan coins had images of Kushan Kings, Buddha, and figures from the Indo-Aryan and Iranian pantheons.
Greek deities, with Greek names are represented on early coins. During Kanishka's reign, the language of the coinage changes to Bactrian (though it remained in Greek script for all kings).Capital: Bagram (Kapiśi), Peshawar (Puruṣapura), Taxila.
The conquest of Bactria in BC by the Sakas(Scythians) which resulted sometime in a friendly and sometime a hostile conflict with the Parthians. The Parthain influence appeared in the early Indo-Scythian ruler's coinage as some features such as "Basileos Basileeon, the King of Kings".Indo-Scythians is a term used to refer to Sakas (or Scythians), who migrated into Bactria, Sogdiana, Arachosia, Gandhara, and north-western India (Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Rajasthan), from the middle of the 2nd century BCE to the 4th century CE.
It has been claimed that ancient historians including Arrian  and Ptolemy have mentioned that the ancient Sakas ('Sakai Capital: Sigal, Taxila, Mathura.Author by: D.C.
Sircar Languange: en Publisher by: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 94 Total Download: File Size: 43,5 Mb Description: The present book is an authoritative and authentic source for the study of Indian not only describes the coins but also studies them critically in all their aspects.