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Two Repoussé Medallions

Triton XXII, Lot: 474. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Circa 2nd to 3rd centuries AD. AV Repoussé Medallion (27mm, 4.30 g). Diademed and draped facing bust of Ardoxsho, wearing mural crown with ribbon to left [and right], holding lotus in right hand and cornucopia in left / Blank disk. C. Sachs, “Joaillerie kouchane” section of G. Fussman, “L’empire kouchan," in O. Bopearachchi, ed. De l'Indus à l'Oxus: Archéologie de l'Asie centrale (2003), 181 (this medallion). As made, light toning in devices and wear on high points, minor separation and traces of deposits, reverse punctured in antiquity. Obverse and reverse joined set in ornate bezel with ornate suspension loop. Stunning example of Kushan jewelry.