Coin of Kanishka, ca. 130 A.D. Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara Gold. The Great Kushan rulers minted these gold coins following a Roman weight standard. The rulers present themselves in relation to a range of Near Eastern and South Asian deities, such as Shiva as seen on the reverse of this coin.
Bulla; gold; of Thomas, Despot of Epiros (1296-1318) of the dynasty of Angelos; obverse: the archangel Michael, full-length, in imperial costume, a sceptre in his right hand and an orb in his left, each surmounted by a patriarchal cross; inscribed; reverse: the despot, full-length, in imperial costume, a sceptre in his right hand and the anexikakia in his left; above left, the hand of God, blessing; inscribed in the field 1313-1318