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    Many-Armed Siva

    INDIA. Kushan Empire. Kanishka I (ca. AD 127-147). AV dinar (20mm, 12h). ANACS MS 62. ?AONANO?AO KA-Nh?KI KO?ANO, Kanishka standing facing, head left, wearing peaked Iranian cap with curved-pronged ornament on top, sacrificing over altar and holding goad and scepter, flame at right shoulder, annulet on cheek / Oh?O, Oesho (Siva), standing facing, nimbate head left, pouring water from flask in extended lower right hand, holding vajra (thunderbolt) in raised upper right hand, transverse trident in raised upper left hand, and holding a he-goat at hip in lower left hand; tamgha to left, dotted border. ANS Kushan 371. MK 72. Donum Burns 135. Rare reverse variety! A simply perfect strike and lovely satin surfaces, among the finest Kushan pieces we have offered.

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    January, 2018
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