Kanishka I King of Kings of Kushan Empire 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
An AE Tetradrachm struck 127-150 CE in Taxila
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

Diameter: 26.1 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.27 g
The chocolate brown patina on this coin is really amazing in hand.
Göbl 774, MAC 3079
An AE Tetradrachm struck 127-152 AD in Taxila
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

Diameter: 24.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.3 g
No notes for this coin
Göbl 772, MAC 3082-84