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88000640

Manaobago Dinar

CNG 88, Lot: 640. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Dinar (21mm, 7.97 g, 12h). Mint I (A). 1st emission. Diademed and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and goad / MA(retrograde h)AOBA ΓO, Manaobago, nimbate and helmeted, with lunar horns at shoulders, seated facing on raised stool, cushioned and with curving legs, feet on footstool, head right and with four arms: lower right on hip, upper right holding coins or fruit, upper left holding mace-scepter, and lower left holding torque; tamgha to right. MK 151 (dies unlisted); Donum Burns 229 (same dies); Gorny & Mosch 185, 195. EF, slight triple strike on reverse. Well centered and attractive example. Extremely rare.