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Triton XXII, Lot: 488. 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 (29mm, 6.67 g, 12h). Boxlo (Balkh) mint. Late series. ohromozoo ooz or ko koshano shohrono shoo (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; pellet to right of altar; between legs, pellet above swastika; triple pellets below left arm; to right, χ above tamgha and βοχλο (mint signature) in Bactrian / oorzoo ooo oo (in Kushano-Bactrian), Siva standing facing, holding diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; traces of pellet in outer margin to left, [to right], and in exergue. Cf. Carter 27 (for type); cf. Cribb 4 (same); MK 747/2; ANS Kushan 2212; CNG 106, lot 597. Good VF, typical poor strike on reverse, a few edge marks.