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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 378

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.90 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Late phase.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 378.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Central Asian featuring The Archytas Collection, Gold

Estimate: $ 2 500

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INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.90 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Late phase. Nimbate, diademed, and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and filleted spear over shoulder / Athsho standing right, flames about head and shoulders, holding blacksmith’s hammer over shoulder and pair of tongs; tamgha to left. MK 211 (O1/R – [unlisted rev. die]); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns 248. Toned. Good VF. Extremely rare, only two examples, including this coin, in CoinArchives.

From the Archytas Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 72 (14 June 2006), lot 1086.

Athsho was a representation of the Zoroastrian concept of holy fire. He is also linked with Hephaistos, the Olympian god of fire and metalworking.

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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