Kanishka I - ϷAONANOϷAO of Βασιλεία Κοσσανῶν from 127 AD to 150 AD
Kanishka I was the emperor of the Kushan dynasty in the second century (c. AD 127–150). He is famous for his military, political, and spiritual achievements.

A descendant of Kushan empire founder Kujula Kadphises, Kanishka came to rule an empire in Bactria extending from Turfan in the Tarim Basin to Pataliputra on the Gangetic plain.

The main capital of his empire was located at Puruṣapura in Gandhara, with another major capital at Kapisa.
Kanishka I
King of Kings Kanishka I of Kushan Empire

(1) Kanishka I 127-150 CE
AE Tetradrachm Unknown mint
Obverse: þAO KANηþK[I] (Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding spear and sacrificing at altar at left)
Reverse: MAO (Lunar deity Mao standing left, holding sword hilt and holding out hand in blessing, lunar crescents on shoulders), tamga in field
Ref: Göbl 774, MAC 3079
(2) Kanishka I 127-152 AD
AE Tetradrachm Unknown mint
Obverse: king Kanishka standing left sacrificing over altar, holding scepter; ÞAO KA_NHÞKI
Reverse: god Atar standing left, wreath in right hand; AΘÞO monogram down-left
Ref: Göbl 772, MAC 3082-84