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Drachm: CM.LS.2015-R

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Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Vima Kadphises (105-127)
Place of use: Northern India




History note: Bequeathed to Corpus by the Revd. Samuel Savage Lewis, 1891; bt Miss M. Smith 9.iv.1877 for 1/6, brought from India 1862.

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 17.13 mm
Image(width): 17.13 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1991) by Corpus Christi College


Circa 90 - Circa 120


Issue marks, obverse horned crescent topped with trident, reverse Omega over annulet, two dots between

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 4.20 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: King with long hair standing facing, head left, with club and trident axe, altar at left, issue mark in field at right

  • Text: BASILEVS BASIL[...]
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Shiva standing half-left leaning on humped bull right, all in dashed border

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.LS.2015-R
Primary reference Number: 175931
SNG: VI 2015
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Audit data

Created: Monday 14 April 2014 Updated: Monday 14 April 2014 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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