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Triton XXII, Lot: 475. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Circa 320s-330s. AV Repoussé Medallion (33mm, 7.81 g). Anonymous imitation of Roman Imperial type. COHSTHHT (horizontal S) HAX AVC, rosette-and-laurel-diademed and draped bust of Constantine I right / Incuse of obverse. Cf. MK, pl. 175, 13/1-3 (for obv. type); cf. E. Errington, J. Cribb, and M. Claringbull, eds. The Crossroad of Asia (1992), 146 (same); cf. Triton IX, lot 1156 (for obv.; same die). As made, light hairlines and hint of deposits. Set in ornate bezel with ornate suspension loop.