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26 June 2016
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Lot 485
INDIA, Kushan Empire. n/a. Vasudeva I, Circa 192-225. Dinar (Gold, 23mm, 7.97 g 12), Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). . Vasudeva standing left, holding filleted standard, sacrificing over altar to left; filleted trident to left; tamgha to right. Rev. Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; tamgha to upper left.. ANS Kushan 1093. MK 640A (Vasudeva II). Obverse struck slightly off center and with a minor die break, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
An excellent Dinar of Vasudeva II
Lot 486
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva II, circa 290-310. Dinar (Gold, 21mm, 7.93 g 12). 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, two symbols to right. Rev. Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; tamgha to upper left. Donum Burns 448. MK 535 var. (different symbols on reverse). Well struck. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 487
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka II, Circa 225-240. Dinar (Gold, 22mm, 7.85 g 12), Mint I (A). Kanishka standing facing, his head turned to left, sacrificing over altar to left and holding filleted standard; to left, filleted trident; Brahmi "Ha" to right of altar and "Vi" to right of scepter. Rev. Ardoxsho seated facing on throne, feet on mat, holding filleted investiture garland and cornucopia; “La” in Brahmi to right of feet, tamgha to upper left. Donum Burns 597. MK 541. Rare. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Lot 488
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka II, circa 225-240. Dinar (Gold, 22mm, 7.74 g 1), main mint in Taxila. Kanishka standing left, holding filleted standard, sacrificing over altar to left; filleted trident to left; ga in Brahmi to right of altar; gho in Brahmi between legs; hu in Brahmi to right of scepter. Rev. OhÞO Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; to upper left, pellet above tamgha. Donum Burns -. MK 634. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 350 CHF
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