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Triton XXI, Lot: 575. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Kadphises. Circa AD 113-127. AV Dinar (19.5mm, 7.98 g, 12h). Bilingual series. Main mint in Baktria. BACIΛЄYC OOH MO KAΔΦICHC, diademed and crowned half-length bust of Vima Kadphises left on clouds, holding mace-scepter in right hand and hilt of sword in left; flames at shoulder; tamgha to right / Maharajasa rajadirajasa sarvaloga iśvarasa mahiśvarasa vima kaphthiśasa tradara[sa] (“of the great king, king of kings, lord of the world, the great lord, vima kadphises, savior”) in Kharosthi, ithyphallic Siva with two heads (human and horned animal) standing facing, human head left, holding trident in right hand and water flask in left; left arm draped with animal skin; tamgha to left, Triratana (Three Jewels) to right. Bopearachchi, Premiers Série XV, 41; MK 15 (O2/R- [unlisted rev. die]); ANS Kushan 266-268 var. (Siva with human head only); Donum Burns 79 (same obv. die). VF. Rare.


Ex Triton XI (8 January 2008), lot 373.