INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 432. Estimate $5000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa AD 127/8-152. AV ¼ Dinar (2.01 g, 12h). Mint I (A). 3rd emission. ÞAOИAИOÞAO KA-ИHPKI KOÞAN-O, Kanishka standing facing, head left, holding goad over altar in right hand, standard in left; flame at right shoulder / ΑΡΔΟΧÞΟ, Ardoxsho, radiate and nimbate, standing facing, head right, extending cornucopiae with both hands; tamgha to right. Cf. MK 73 and 74/1 (for obv. die [O35]); G. Fussman, "L'empire kouchan," De l'Indus à l'Oxus: Archéologie de l'Asie centrale
(2003), 164 (this coin); Donum Burns -. Good VF, minor traces of encrustation. Unique.
Ex Triton IX (10 January 2006), lot 1142.