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87000769
CNG 87, Lot: 769. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127/8-152. Æ Didrachm (21mm, 8.04 g, 12h). Mint I (A). 3rd emission. Kanishka standing facing, head left, flames on shoulder, sacrificing over altar and holding goad and scepter / Standing Śākyamuni Buddha: Buddha standing facing, hand raised in gesture of abhayamudrā; [tamgha to left]. Cribb, Buddha 39-42 (dies s/17); MK 787 (same dies); Donum Burns 176. Near VF, dark brown surfaces. Rare denomination.