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11000487
Triton XXII, Lot: 487. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Ohrmazd (Hormizd) I. Circa AD 270-300. AV Dinar (31mm, 7.95 g, 12h). Boxlo (Balkh) mint. Late series. ohromozoo ooz orko koshano shahr in Kushano-Bactrian, Ohrmazd standing left on ground line, wearing lion-head crown with ribbons and surmounted by artichoke, flames at shoulders, sacrificing at altar and holding trident; to left, trident standard above altar, middle prong surmounted by crescent; pellet to right of altar; between legs, pellet above retrograde swastika; triple pellets below left arm; to right, τ above tamgha and βοχλο (mint signature) in Bactrian / oorzoooaoao in Kushano-Bactrian, Siva standing facing, holding diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; trace of pellet in outer margin to left and in exergue. MK 745/1 (same obv. die); ANS Kushan 2208 (same obv. die); Carter 27; Cribb 4; Donum Burns –; Triton XXI, lot 601 (same dies). Good VF, traces of deposits in devices, slight double strike and minor die breaks.