INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I.
|Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 270. Estimate $5000.
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010.
Sold For $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa AD 127/8-152. AV Quarter Dinar (1.99 g, 12h). Mint II (B). 2nd emission. ÞAONANOÞAO KA NhÞKI KOÞANO, diademed and crowned half-length bust of Kanishka left on clouds, holding spear in left hand / MAO, Mao, lunar "horns" at shoulders, standing facing, head left, extending right hand in gesture of benediction and cradling globe-tipped scepter in left arm; tamgha to left. MK 42/1 (O1/R7); Donum Burns -. EF. Very rare, only one example cited by Göbl and never before offered at auction.