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CNG 106, Lot: 583. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Dinar (21mm, 8.05 g, 11h). Subsidiary mint in Gandhara (Peshawar?). Early phase. ÞAONOÞ[...]A KOÞON (sic), diademed and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and ankuśa (elephant goad) / Yω(retrograde hC)(VO), Nana standing facing, head left, holding object and billowing veil; tamgha to left, pseudo-legend to right. MK 302 (O44β/R– [unlisted rev. die]); ANS Kushan 766 (same dies); Donum Burns 274; CNG 91, lot 456 (same dies, but later rev. die state); CNG 81, lot 715 (same dies); Triton X, lot 485 (same dies). VF, obverse struck with worn, slightly rusty die, minor die break on reverse. Extremely rare, the eighth known, and the fourth offered at auction.

From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 93 (22 May 2013), lot 714.