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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 377

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 151-190. AV Quarter Dinar (13.5mm, 1.98 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Early phase.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 377.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Central Asian, Gold

Estimate: $ 2 000

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INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 151-190. AV Quarter Dinar (13.5mm, 1.98 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Early phase. Diademed and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and goaddiademed and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and goad / Nana, nimbate, and Siva standing facing, heads vis-à-vis; Nana holding scepter and box; Siva pouring water from flask and holding vajra (thunderbolt), trident, and he-goat; tamgha between. MK 167 (O20/R1); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns –; Zeno –. Lightly toned, hint of deposits, obverse struck with worn die. Good VF. Extremely rare, two examples cited by Göbl, none in CoinArchives.

From the Archytas Collection.

A rare depiction of the Hindu god Siva together with the Sumerian goddess Nana.

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.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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