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

Lot nuber 554

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127-151. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.97 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Late phase.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 554.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

Central Asian, Gold

Sold For $ 11 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127-151. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.97 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Late phase. ÞAONANOÞAO KA NhÞKI KOÞANO, Kanishka standing facing, head left, holding goad in right hand, and scepter in left, sacrificing over altar to left; flame at shoulder / MANAOBAΓO up left, Manaobago, nimbate and helmeted, with lunar horns at shoulders, seated facing on raised stool, cushioned and with curving legs, feet on footstool, head right and with four arms: lower right on hip, upper right holding coins or fruit, upper left holding mace-scepter, and lower left holding torque; tamgha to right. MK 59 (O8/R1; unlisted die combination); ANS Kushan 385; Donum Burns 129 (same rev. die). Superb EF. Very rare.

From the collection of Professor David R. Beatty, CM, OBE. Ex Nomos FPL (Winter-Spring 2015), no. 60; Baldwin’s 91 (25 September 2014), lot 3831.


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.