[Ancient] INDIA, Kushans. Huvishka I.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1149. Estimate $1500.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 152-192 AD. AV Dinar (7.94 g, 12h). Mint II (B). PAONANOPAO [O-OHPKI KOPANO], nimbate, crowned, and diademed bust left on clouds, holding mace sceptre in raised right hand and filleted spear over left shoulder / FARO
, Hermes-Mercury, nimbate and wearing winged petasos, standing facing, head left, holding purse in extended right hand and sceptre in left; tamgha to left. MK 345/- (O1/R1; an unlisted die combination); Donum Burns 291; MACW -. EF. Very rare. ($1500)
Pharo was associated with Khavareno, the Iranian personification of the glory and legitimacy of kings. His winged cap, associating him with Orlagno and his victories, may also associate this god with Hermes-Mercury. As Hermes, his messages were carried on the wing, and as Mercury, his purse indicated profit, things which resulted from a glorious and legitimate royal rule.