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91000444
CNG 91, Lot: 444. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDO-SKYTHIANS. Azes. Circa 58-12 BC. AV Quarter Stater (14mm, 3.30 g, 12h). BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY AZOY, king on horseback right, holding whip in extended right hand and reins in left; “de”(?) in Kharosthi to inner right / “Maha[rajasa rajatirajasa ma]hatasa Ayasa” in Kharosthi, Zeus Nikephoros standing left, holding Nike in extended right hand and long scepter in left; monogram to inner left, nandipada above “a” in Kharosthi to inner right. Cf. Senior 105.60T and 105.570D; cf. Miho 46d (for example of another quarter stater of Azes). Good VF, toned in devices, a few field marks, struck with worn dies. Third example of an extremely rare denomination and unique with these controls.