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- P-Auction # 25
- Bids: 3
|Start Price 125000||Estimated Price 125000-150000|
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Kushan Dynasty, Vasudeva I (190-230 AD), Gold Dinar, "OESHO" (Shiva)/Trimurti type, Obv: crowned, nimbate, diademed king standing facing left, sacrificing over altar, a ribboned trident surmounts altar and holding another trident in left hand, a long sword held with belt, Bactrian legend around "þAONANOþAO B..OΔhO KOþANO" (King of Kings) Vasudeva, the Kushana, Rev: three headed (Trimurti) Shiva with four hands standing facing front, holding a trident in upper right hand and noose in the upper left, he is shown holding a thunderbolt in his lower left hand while his lower right hand, holding the Kamandalu, is shown resting on Nandi's hump, Nandi the Bull with the bell is shown standing facing right, behind Shiva. Bactrian legend "OηþO" (OESHO) behind the Bull's rump, tamgha in the right field, 7.9, 21.77mm, (variant of Gobl # 506/variant of MK # 506/variant of Jongward & Cribb # 1101, Unlisted variety of Tamgha), about very fine, fully struck on a generous flan, the bull head at the reverse is double-struck, Extremely Rare.
This specimen has distinctive features on the reverse, mainly the three headed Shiva with four arms and the Nandi facing right than the usual left facing type along with the Tamgha variety which is unlisted.