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CNG 106, Lot: 575. Estimate $300.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Kadphises. Circa AD 113-127. Æ Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.89 g, 12h). Main mint in Begram. Vima Kadphises standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar; trident to left, tamgha and club to right / Siva with three heads standing facing, holding trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing right; Buddhist triratana (“Three Jewels”) to left. MK 762; cf. ANS Kushan 274-99 (for type); Donum Burns 87-105. EF, dark brown patina, hint of weak strike at periphery. An exceptional specimen for issue.

From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.