INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I.
|Triton XX, Lot: 433. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa AD 127-151. AV Dinar (21mm, 7.98 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Late phase. ÞAONANOÞAO KA NhÞKI KOÞANO, Kanishka, diademed and crowned, standing facing, head left, holding goad and scepter, sacrificing over altar to left; flame at shoulder / MAO to right, Mao, wearing lunar horns, standing left, extending right hand in benediction and holding sword and globe-tipped scepter; tamgha to left. MK 58 (dies unlisted); cf. ANS Kushan 379 (or type); Donum Burns 128 (same rev. die). EF, a couple of minor dings on edge and minor scrape on reverse below sword. Very rare reverse die with additional decoration in Mao’s hair.