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. 15.97 gms. Bilingual series. ??C????C oo? - ?o ?????C?C, bearded bust of the king left, emerging from mountain top, wearing a tall round cap with upturned peak, surmounted by small crescents, diadem ribbons behind, flames on his right shoulder, wearing an open robe with double clasp, holding a knobbed club in raised right hand and clasping the curved hilt of a sword in left hand, tamgha in right 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?varasa v'ima kathpi?asa tradara (of great king, king of kings, lord of the world, great lord, Wima Kadphises, saviour). Göbl 13; Bopearachchi, Ser.X, 29; Jongeward & Cribb 262; Sunrise 525. Choice About as Struck.