Lot of 12 authentic late Kushan staters of various titles - late rulers, mostly Vasishka/Vasu Deva II (c.250-300 AD) but later issues as well. Semi-decent condition, all coins have clear images and brown patina. Interesting research group. 19-22mm, 5-7 grams. The price is for the entire group of 12 coins shown on the picture, not per coin. SKU hv8842
Vasishka (ca.247-267 AD), Kanishka III (ca.268 AD) and Vasudeva II (ca.268-300 AD) were Kushan emperors ruling during the period of rapid decline of the Kushan power. Vasudeva II probably only was a local ruler in the area of Taxila, in western Punjab, under the suzerainty of the Gupta Empire.
The Kushan Empire was a syncretic empire, formed by the Yuezhi, in the Bactrian territories in the early 1st century. It spread to encompass much of modern-day territory of Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India. The Empire went into decline in the 3rd century, but fragments of it lasted until the rise of the Guptas in the late 4th century.