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CNG 106, Lot: 589. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva I. Circa AD 190-230. AV Dinar (21mm, 7.94 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Middle Phase. ÞαO(retrograde h)α(retrograde h)OÞαO Bα ZOαhO VOÞα(retrograde h)O, Vasudeva standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar and holding trident; filleted trident to left; flames at shoulder / OhÞO up left, Triple-headed ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; tamgha to upper left. MK 504 (O1/R–; unlisted rev.die); ANS Kushan 1084; Donum Burns 407. Good VF, slight double strike on obverse.

From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Rauch Summer Auction 2007 (11 September 2007), lot 236.