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

Lot nuber 552

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127/8-152. AV Dinar (22mm, 8.02 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Early phase.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 552.
 Estimated: $ 15 000

Central Asian, Gold

Sold For $ 22 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127/8-152. AV Dinar (22mm, 8.02 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Early phase. BACIΛЄYC BACI ΛЄωN KANHÞKOY, Kanishka, diademed and crowned, standing facing, head left, holding scepter, sacrificing over altar to left; flame at shoulder / HΛIOC, Helios, nimbate and diademed, standing facing, head left, raising right hand in benedictional gesture, left hand on hip; tamgha to left. MK 25 (O1/R1); Cribb & Bracey D.G1i = A. Cunningham, “Coins of the Kushâns, or Great Yue-ti,” NC 1892, 1 = FdS 21 = Göbl, Antike 3358 = Rosenfield 90 = BM inv. 1888, 1208.537; ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns –; CNG 105, lot 541; Triton XVI, lot 654; CNG E-369, lot 316 = SCMB 730, no A602 (all from the same dies). EF. Extremely rare, three known to Göbl (of which two are in museums [Berlin and London]), three additonal in CoinArchives, including this coin. One of the great Kushan rarities.

From the collection of Professor David R. Beatty, CM, OBE. Ex Triton XVI (8 January 2013), lot 654.


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.