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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 999. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA. Kushano-Sasanian. Kanishka. Before circa 230 AD. AV Dinar (7.96 gm). King standing left, holding trident, sacrificing at altar; stellate device and Nandipada symbol in right field / Siva standing facing, holding trident, bull behind; swastika at lower left. Cribb 55; Göbl Kushan 662. Good VF, reverse double strike. ($300)

According to Joe Cribb, the beginnings of Kushano-Sasanian coinage are seen in the coins issued in the name of Vasudeva and Kanishka. These can be distinguished from their own earlier issues by the swastika in the field and the crescent on the brow of Siva.