Zandu Balm all day
- Aug 3, 2010
I know. I was only comparing the hands(incense throwing). On the Gupta ones it looks deformed all the time.Most Gupta coins are crap. There just a few good ones, namely the one with Chandragupta II riding a horse and the archer types.
Gupta coins, generally speaking, are cheap imitations of Kushan coins. This is especially true for early Gupta coins. Later Gupta coins have a lower degree of Kushan influence, but they are generally of lower quality as well.
These are Later Kushan coins. The one on the bottom belongs to Vasudeva I think. He was the last important Kushan, and the empire began declining under him. This is reflected in the decreasing quantity and quality of coinage. However, even these Late Kushan coins, along with Kushano-Sassanian and Kidarite coins, are easily comparable to Gupta coins, and some cases even superior.
But if you look at the Kushan gold coins of Vima Kadphises, Kanishka, and Huvishka (like the ones that I posted), the Kushan coins are clearly superior.
In the Kushan ones it looks better regardless if it's in their decline phase or peak.
I wasn't trying to compare the overall quality.