Unique Bronze Medallion of Vasudeva I
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva I.
|CNG 90, Lot: 883. Estimate $50000.
Sold for $40000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa AD 192-225. Æ Medallion (50mm, 80.01 g, 12h). Mint I (A). ÞA [ONA]NOÞAO BAO BA ZO [Δ] HO HOÞA[H]A (sic
), Vasudeva, nimbate, standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar and holding trident; trident to left / OhÞO, ithyphallic Siva with three heads standing facing, holding a garland or diadem, vajra, and thunderbolt in upraised hands, lotus or flask in outstretched hand, and one hand lowered at side; tamgha to left. Cf. MK 509 (for obv. and rev. types; rev. with Nandi [dinar]) and MK 1001-3 (for obv. type; rev. with two-armed Siva and Nandi [tetradrachm]); Donum Burns -; Göbl, Antike
-. Good VF, brick red and green patina, minor areas of smoothing in fields. An attractive large Kushan bronze medallion. Unique and impressive.