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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 386

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva I. Circa AD 190-230. AV Dinar (21mm, 8.08 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Early phase.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 386.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Central Asian featuring The Archytas Collection, Gold

Estimate: $ 7 500

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INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva I. Circa AD 190-230. AV Dinar (21mm, 8.08 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Early phase. ÞAO(retrograde h)A(retrograde h)OÞAO BO Z ΔhO KOÞ(retrograde h)O, Vasudeva, nimbate, helmeted, and diademed, standing facing, head left, holding trident, sacrificing over altar to left / OÞPO to left, triple-headed (two human and one a horned animal) and ithyphallic Siva standing facing, flames at shoulders, holding a garland or diadem in upper right hand, lotus in lower right, and trident tin upper left; lower left hand resting on hump of the bull Nandi standing behind left, wearing bell around neck; ^ to upper right . MK 500 var. (all three heads human); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns 402 = C.A. Burns, “Topi Hoard of Kushana, Dinaras” in Numismatic Digest 14 (1990/1), p. 20 (Second Workshop) = C.A. Burns, “Coinage of the King of Kings, Vasudeva, Kushana” in Numismatic Digest XI (1987), Fig. 20 (Workshop “B”): CNG 108, lot 424 (same obv. die). Traces of deposits, scattered marks, slightly double struck. Near EF. Extremely rare, only one example (the CNG coin), in CoinArchives.

From the Archytas Collection.


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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