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Triton XXI, Lot: 600. Estimate $500.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KUSHANO-SASANIANS. temp. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) – Pērōz (Fīrūz) I. Circa AD 255-310. AV Dinar (24mm, 7.43 g, 12h). Imitating Kushan king Vasudeva I. Uncertain mint in Baktria. Early series. ÞOO(retrograde h)O(retrograde h)O]ÞOO BO ζOOhO KOÞOhO, Vasudeva standing left, flames on shoulder, holding filleted standard, sacrificing over altar to left; filleted trident to left; swastika between legs; tamgha to right / OhÞO to right, ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident with O on shaft; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; tamgha to upper left; triple pellets below Nandi’s head. Cf. MK 682 (Vasudeva II; O66/R-[unlisted rev. die]); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns 470-471 (Vasudeva I). VF, traces of deposits in devices, slight die shift, obverse struck with slightly worn die.

Ex Triton XI (7 January 2008), lot 383.