KIDARITE KINGDOM,
    In the middle of the 4th century AD a Kushan vassal in Pakistan, Kidara by name, rose to power and overthrew the old Kushan dynasty.  We call his declining domain the “Kidarite kingdom” but he thought of himself as a Kushan, and so styled himself on his coins.  Though he is named as king (Shah) on his coins, it seems that Kidara was probably the head of a confederacy of warlords whose descendants ruled their principalities and issued coins in their own right.
   According to Chinese accounts of the period the Kidarite lands continued to experience the peaceful prosperity of elder Kushan days, though there was a significant reduction in the grandeur quotient due to lack of surplus funds.
    The Kidarite regime of faded glory succumbed to a social disaster.  The whole region - Afghanistan to northern India - was invaded by people we call the Hephthalites (Huns).

KIDARITE, Kidara, c. 360-380 AD, silver drachm, G-He11,  bust 1/4 R, KaDeRa KuShaNa Sha / fire altar, SuLaKha, rare with facial features, aVF $335.00
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KIDARITE, Kidara, c. 360-380 AD, silver drachm, MA-nl, GH-EM11, bust 1/4 R / fire altar & attendants, G $61.00
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KIDARITE, Budatala, c. 350-450 AD, silver drachm, G18, bust 1/4 R / fire altar, name below, flan crack, bent edge, bits of crust, VG $310.00
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KIDARITE, Kidara, c. 360-380 AD, gold stater, MA-3618, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, VF+ $300.00 sold
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KD36951) KIDARITE, anonymous, early 5th c. AD, gold stater, MA-3695+, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, VF $280.00 sold
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KD36952) KIDARITE, anonymous, early 5th c. AD, gold stater, MA-3695+, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, F $250.00 sold 2/27/2008
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KD36953) KIDARITE, anonymous, early 5th c. AD, gold stater, MA-3695+, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, F+ $265.00 sold 7/22/07

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KD36954) KIDARITE, anonymous, early 5th c. AD, gold stater, MA-3695,  king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, moderately base, flat modelling in the die, VF $250.00
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272-30. KIDARITE, anonymous, early 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3697, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, F $250.00
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272-31. KIDARITE, anonymous, early 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3703, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, XF $190.00 sold
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KIDARITE, anonymous, early 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3703, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, aF $175.00 sold
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KIDARITE, Yasovarman, 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3649, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, VF $150.00
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KIDARITE, Yasovarman, 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3649, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, aVF $150.00 sold 3/11/2011
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KIDARITE, Namvihakya, 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3653, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, aVF $150.00
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KIDARITE, Namvihakya, 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3653, king standig / Ardoksho seated facing, F $75.00
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KIDARITE, Vinayaditya, late 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3656+, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, XF $125.00
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a) KIDARITE, Vinayaditya, late 5th c. AD, base gold stater, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, MA-3656+, some gold tone, VF $110.00
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b) KIDARITE, Vinayaditya, late 5th c. AD, base gold stater, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, MA-3656+, some gold tone, VF $110.00
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c) KIDARITE, Vinayaditya, late 5th c. AD, base gold stater, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, MA-3656+, extremely base, VF $70.00
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d) KIDARITE, Vinayaditya, late 5th c. AD, base gold stater, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, MA-3656+, extremely base, VF $70.00
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f) KIDARITE, Vinayaditya, late 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3656+, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, dark VF+ $110.00 sold 12/21/2011
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g) KIDARITE, Vinayaditya, late 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3656+, king standing / Ardoksho seated facing, VF+ $110.00
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277-87. KIDARITE, Vinayaditya, late 5th c. AD, base gold stater, MA-3656+, king standing / Ardoksho seated, VF $110.00
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KIDARITE, Taxila anonymous series, 5-6th c. AD, 14mm copper, 3g, MA-3716+, king standing / Ardoksho seated, VF/aF $24.00
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KIDARITE, Taxila anonymous series, 5-6th c. AD, 13mm copper, 2.5g, MA-3733, king standing / Shiva & bull, VF $21.00
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KIDARITE, Taxila anonymous series, 5-6th c. AD, 12mm copper, 3g, MA-3738+, king standing / "Shiva & bull" as 3 vertical lines, VF $21.00
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KIDARITE, Jammu-Kashmir anonymous series, c. 450 AD, copper unit, MA-3765, king standing / Shiva & bull, 17mm, 6.9g, VF $21.00 sold
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KIDARITE, Jammu-Kashmir anonymous series, c. 450 AD, 16mm copper, 5g, MA-3769v1,  king standing / Shiva (the bull has disappeared), F $24.00
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KIDARITE, Kidara(?), c. 360-380 AD, billon drachm, MA-1305, G-9,  bust R, VARHRAN / fire altar, BEWARE: THIS COIN IS A FAKE!!!
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