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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 551

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Kadphises. Circa AD 113-127. Set of Four AV 2 Dinars. Bilingual series. Main mint in Baktria. 3rd emission.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 551.
 Estimated: $ 100 000

Central Asian, Gold

Sold For $ 70 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Kadphises. Circa AD 113-127. Set of Four AV 2 Dinars. Bilingual series. Main mint in Baktria. 3rd emission. All coins: BACIΛЄYC OH MO KAΔΦICHC, diademed and crowned figure or half-length bust of Vima Kadphises in various poses, holding mace-scepter or laurel branch in right hand; flames at shoulder, tamgha to right or left / Maharajasa rajadirajasa sarvaloga iśvarasa mahiśvarasa hima kaphthiśasa tradara(sa) in Karosthi script, ithyphallic Siva standing facing, head left, holding trident in right hand and resting left arm on bull Nandi behind, who is standing right with head facing; Buddhist triratana (“Three Jewels”) to left. Lot includes the following:

(a) (24mm, 15.96 g, 12h). Bopearachchi, Premiers Série VIII, 12-17; MK 10 (dies 1/– [unlisted rev. die]); Donum Burns 75; Sunrise 522 (this coin).

(b) (25mm, 15.94 g, 12h). Bopearachchi, Premiers Série IX, 22 (this coin); MK 11 (dies 1/– [unlisted rev. die]); Donum Burns 76; Sunrise 523 (this coin).

(c) (23mm, 15.89 g, 12h). Bopearachchi, Premiers Série X, 24 (this coin); MK 12 (dies 4/12A); Donum Burns 78; Sunrise 524 (this coin).

(d) (24mm, 15.91 g, 12h). Bopearachchi, Premiers Série XI, 29; MK 13 (dies 3/– [unlisted rev. die]); Donum Burns –; Sunrise 525 (this coin). A couple of light scratches in field on reverse of coin (a). All coins Superb EF.

From the collection of Professor David R. Beatty, CM, OBE. All coins ex Sunrise Collection (Triton XVIII, 6 January 2005), lot 267. Additionally:

a) ex Classical Numismatic Group 105 (10 May 2017), lot 539.

b) ex Classical Numismatic Group 105 (10 May 2017), lot 537.

c) ex Classical Numismatic Group 105 (10 May 2017), lot 538.

d) ex Classical Numismatic Group 105 (10 May 2017), lot 540.



The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.