80 - 95 AD - Kushan - Vima Takto
Copper - TetraDracham
A copper TetraDrachm of Kushan
with a horseman. The legend Soter Megas
(the Great Savior) has been identified with Vima Takto (80 - 95 AD).
Obverse : Bust of king with helmet (seven rays) facing right, holding whip in
dotted circle. tamgha behind
Reverse : King seated on standing horse facing right with his arm
stretched out forward with a axe. 3 pronged tamgha in front. Cape
represented by two wavy lines behind cone-shaped helmet. Clear
Greek legend Soter Megas along periphery.
For discussion see smaller lower grade Dracham
coin obtained from Ruhuna
in 2001 which has same design.
The Very fine grade coin was imaged at 500 dpi and displayed at
It was purchased from a dealer in US in 2003 Sept and NOT from circulation