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CNG 111, Lot: 470. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva I. Circa AD 190-230. AV Dinar (21.5mm, 8.01 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Late phase. Vasudeva, nimbate, standing facing, head turned left, flames on shoulder, holding standard in his left hand, sacrificing over altar to left; trident with ribbon to left, tamgha to right; O on altar / Ithyphallic Siva, nimbate, standing facing, holding wreath in his right hand, trident in left; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; to upper left, tamgha flanked by pellets; two pellets below Nandi’s head. MK 641 (Vasudeva II; dies unlisted); ANS Kushan –; cf. Donum Burns 458 (Vasudeva I; for type). EF.

Ex Triton VIII (11 January 2005), lot 690.