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Very Rare Lrooaspo Dinar – Extremely Rare Die Pair

Triton XXII, Lot: 472. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127-151. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.99 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Late phase. ÞAONANOÞAO KA NhÞKI KOÞANO, Kanishka standing left, holding goad and scepter, sacrificing over altar to left; flame at shoulder / ΛPOOACΠO to right, Lrooaspo, diademed and bearded, standing right, holding diadem in raised right hand; behind, caparisoned horse standing right with left foreleg raised; tamgha to left. MK 57 (unlisted dies); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns 127 (same dies); cf. Zeno 19791. EF, minor traces of deposits, light scratch on reverse. Very rare. Extremely rare die pair.