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10300478
CNG 103, Lot: 478. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127-151. AV Dinar (21mm, 8.00 g, 12h). Subsidiary mint in Gandhara (Peshawar?). Late phase. Kanishka standing left, holding goad and scepter, sacrificing over altar to left; flame at shoulder / Nana standing right, holding scepter and box; tamgha to right. Cf. MK 80 (quarter dinar) and 76/2A-3 (for obv. die); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns 139 (same obv. die); CNG 100, lot 1667 (same rev. die); CNG 69, lot 842 (same dies). EF. Extremely rare, one of three dinars of this type known.