Auction: 355 - The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale at NY INC, Grand Hyatt
Kushan Empire. Vima Kadphises (ca.113-127/8). AV Double Dinara. Main Baktrian mint. 15.99 gms. Bilingual series. ??CI???C oo? - ?o ?????C?C, bearded king enthroned facing, head left, feet on footstool, wearing a tall round cap with upturned peak, diadem ribbons behind, flames emerging from right shoulder, an open robe with double clasp, trousers and heavy padded boots, holding branch in his raised right hand, left hand concealed in sleeve, club in left field, tamgha in right, rev. Oesho standing facing, head left, ithyphallic and naked except for a diaphanous garment, amulet string across chest, holding trident and animal skin, Nandi the bull behind, nandipada symbol in left field, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa rajadirajasa sarvaloga'i?varasa mahi?varasa v'ima kathpi?asa tradara (of great king, king of kings, lord of the world, great lord, Vima Kadphises, saviour). Göbl 11; Bopearachchi, Ser.IX, 22; Jongeward & Cribb 260; Sunrise 523. Choice Extremely Fine.
$20,000 to $30,000