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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1002. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA. Kushano-Sasanian. "Varahran" (Kidara). After 350 AD. AV Dinar (7.69 gm). King standing left, wearing long ribbon crown, holding trident, sacrificing at altar / Siva standing facing, holding trident, bull behind. Cribb 13; Göbl Kushan 730. VF, slight internal die crack. Very rare. ($400)

The reverse die appears to be intentionally defaced, suggesting that the people striking this coin no-longer venerated Siva.