Kushan Empire , Vasu Deva , copper unit , Siva & bull , 3rd century coin R4


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Copper unit, c. mid 3rd century CE
Weight: 6.0 gm.,
Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding standard and sacrificing at altar at left,
Brahmi chhu at right /
Two-armed Shiva standing facing, holding trident and diadem, Bull Nandi left behind,

The Kushans were most probably one of five branches of the Yuezhi confederation,an Indo-European nomadic people of possible Tocharian origin, who migrated from northwestern China (Xinjiang and Gansu) and settled in ancient Bactria.

The Kushans possibly used the Greek language initially for administrative purposes, but soon began to use Bactrian language.