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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 366

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Kadphises. Circa AD 113-127. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.85 g, 12h). Bilingual Greek issue. Main mint in Baktria.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 366.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Central Asian, Gold

Estimate: $ 5 000

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INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Kadphises. Circa AD 113-127. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.85 g, 12h). Bilingual Greek issue. Main mint in Baktria. BACIΛEYC BACIΛEωN CωTHP MEΓAC OO[H]MO KAΔΦICHC, diademed and crowned figure of Vima Kadphises seated facing on cushioned throne with ornate legs and high back, head left, feet on footstool, holding laurel branch in raised right hand and resting left arm on left knee; club to left, tamgha to right / Maharajasa rajadirajasa sarvaloga iśvarasa mahiśvarasa hima kaphthiśasa trada[rasa]in Kharosthi, ithyphallic three-headed Siva standing facing, holding trident in right hand, left arm resting on the bull Nandi, who stands right behind; tamgha to left. Bopearachchi, Premiers –; cf. MK 3 (for rev.; same die) and MK 11 (for obv.); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns –; Zeno 11391 (this coin). Deposits in devices, a couple of scuffs on edge . VF. Extremely rare, only this coin in CoinArchives.

From the Archytas Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 91 (19 September 2012), lot 448; Triton XV (3 January 2012), lot 1367.


The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

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