Mint Place: Taxila
Mint Period: 275-300 AD
Denomination: Gold Stater
References: MAC.3393, Friedberg 32. R!
Obverse: King standing left, holding a trident right, making an offering at a small altar left, garlanded trident above altar. Tamgha to right.
Legend: SHAONANOSHAO BAZODEO KOSHANO (“King of Kings, Vasudeva, the Kushana”)
Comment: Trident above altar, cursive Greek script around!
Reverse: Oesho standing facing before bull Nandi, both outlined in small beads, he holds a trident right and noose left, tamgha in upper left field.
Vertical Legend: OhPO.
Vasudeva II was a Kushan emperor who ruled c. 275-300 AD. He was probably the successor of Kanishka III and may have been succeeded by a king named Shaka Kushan.