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Choice Buddha Bronze

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1051. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127/8-152. Æ Tetradrachm (16.39 g, 12h). Kanishka standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar to left and holding standard; flame at shoulder / The Buddha, nimbate, seated facing, raising hand in a gesture of abhayamudra (reassurance), and holding water pot in lap. Cribb, Buddha 15-6 (unlisted dies, similar to rev. die 7); MK 790; Donum Burns 175. VF, brown patina. Unusually clear reverse legend.