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Triton XXI, Lot: 579. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 151-190. AV Dinar (19mm, 8.01 g, 12h). Subsidiary mint in Gandhara (Peshawar?). Late phase. ÞαO(retrograde h)α(retrograde h)OÞαO OOhÞKЄ KOÞ[α(retrograde h)O], nimbate, diademed, and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace scepter and filleted spear / αPΔOXÞO to left, Ardoxsho, wearing stephane, standing facing, head right, extending cornucopia with both hands; tamgha to right. Cf. MK 262-263 (O7/R53 [unlisted die combination]); ANS Kushan 768; Donum Burns –; Sunrise 548 corr. (weight; this coin). Superb EF, trace of earthen deposit on edge, minor scratch on cheek. Well centered and well struck.

Ex Sunrise Collection, 548; Album 6 (7 June 2009), lot 661.