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380, Lot: 357. Estimate $500.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva I. Circa AD 190-230. AV Dinar (22mm, 8.07 g, 12h). Subsidiary mint in Gandhara (Peshawar?). Vasudeva standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding trident; flame at shoulder; filleted trident to left / Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; tamgha to upper left. MK 528 (O1a/R– [unlisted rev. die]); ANS Kushan –; cf. Donum Burns 439 (same obv. die). VF, traces of earthen deposits, struck with worn dies, evidence of possibly having been placed in a bezel.