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. 15.89 gms. Biligual series. ??C????Coo? - ?o ?????C?C, bearded bust of the king right, emerging from mountain top, wearing a tall round cap with upturned peak, surmounted by small crescents, diadem ribbons behind, flames on left shoulder, wearing open robe with single clasp, holding a knobbed club over his right shoulder, tamgha in left field, 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?varasasa v'ima kathpi?asa tradara (of great king, king of kings, lord of the world, great lord, Wima Kadphises, saviour). Göbl 12; Bopearachchi, Ser.X, 24, Jongeward & Cribb 261, Sunrise 524. Choice About as Struck.