Vasishka AV Dinara addition....

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, May 16, 2022.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I am working full tilt, but still have time to do proxy bidding:)

    I secured tthis from recent Roma Auction.

    Kushan Empire
    AV Dinara ND Gandhara Mint
    Vasishka 247-67

    obv: King standing Left/ Nimbate/ crowned/ diademed/ sacrificing at Altar/ holding filleted staff/ Trident to Left
    Brahmi "gho" between legs/ "ga" below arm/ monogram to Right
    rev: Ithyphallic Siva standing/ facing/ holding diadem and trident
    Bull "Nandi" standing left/ tamgha to upper left.
    7.91g. 20mm. 12h
    ex: CNG 436/ lot 309
    Gobl MK 628 (01/R5) Donum Burns 711
    6 examples known 23247.8.4_2.jpg 23247.8.4_3.jpg
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  5. robinjojo

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    A beautiful coin!

    I've noticed groups of these AV dinars at auction recently. Hoard? Collection(s)?
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  6. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I think probably collection. This King had three types of coinage with Siva/ Nandi. Also other reverses. However, one never knows for certain.
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    Awesome addition, @panzerman ! That is a very cool pick up, congrats!
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