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Large debased gold stater of Vinayaditya (c. late 5th century AD), Kidarite Confederacy in Gandhara, North India - about 3 grams of pure gold!

Large debased gold stater of Vinayaditya (c. late 5th century AD), Kidarite Confederacy in Gandhara, North India - about 3 grams of pure gold!

Crude figure of king standing left, "Kidara jaya" under right arm, "Ka" in left field ("Victorious Kidara") / Enthroned figure of Ardoksho facing, "Sri Vinaya" right, "Ditya" left. 22mm, 7.37 grams. MACW 3656.

High quality coin struck on a large flan, whitish-golden color and quite heavy. Excellent coin, better than the most. The gold in this coin is about 8-10 karat purity - it contains about 3 grams of pure gold.

Kidarites were the "Red Huns" who conquered large tracts of land in Northern india. These coins imitated the gold Gupta dinars.

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