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Auction 96  14 May 2014
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Lot 636

Estimate: 3000 USD
Price realized: 4250 USD
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INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Quarter Dinar (14mm, 1.99 g, 12h). Mint I (A). 1st emission. ÞAO(retrograde h)A(retrograde h)OÞAO O OhÞKI KOÞA(retrograde h)O, diademed and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, flames at shoulder, holding mace-scepter in right hand and goad in left / CAPAΠO down right, Serapis, nimbate and wearing polos, enthroned facing with feet on footstool, holding diadem in outstretched right hand and scepter in left; tamgha to left. MK 164 (O21/R1); A. Cunningham, "Coins of the Kushâns, or Great Yue-ti," NC 1892, 95 (now in BM) = FdS 109 illustration = Rosenfield 186 illustration (same dies); ANS Inv. 1944.100.63673 (same dies); Hess-Leu (4 April 1963), lot 93 (same dies); Triton IX, lot 1146. Good VF. Extremely rare, fifth known example, and the second to appear at auction. None were in the Skanda and Hirayama collections.

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