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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.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. 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.