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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
73000586
Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 586. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

VARIOUS DYNASTIES. 4th-7th century AD. Lot of five bronze dies. First matched pair: Kushans. Saya-Shaka. Circa 310-345 AD. Dies for an AV Dinar (diameter of die faces 27mm). King standing left with trident and banner / Goddess Ardoksho seated facing. MK 592 // Second matched pair: Kidarites. Circa 5th century AD. Dies for AV Dinar (diameter of die faces 30mm). King standing left with trident and banner / Goddess Ardoksho seated facing. MK pl. 176, 18/1-2 // Single die: Nezak Huns. Time of Shahi Tigin. 7th-8th century AD. Obverse die for AR Drachm (diameter of die face 31mm). Crowned bust right; Brahmi legend. Göbl, Dokumente Em. 257. Die faces have been professionally conserved to reveal detail, remainder of surfaces with original green find patina. A very important collection of early coin dies, sold as one lot for maximum usefulness to the scholar of Central Asian numismatic history. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. Five (5) pieces in lot.