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ID:     75000705
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     KUSHAN EMPIRE
Issuer:     Huvishka I
Date Ruled:     Circa AD 152-192
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Quarter Dinar
Date Struck:     Good VF, with worn obverse die
Weight:     1.92 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Nimbate, diademed, and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and filleted spear
Reverse Description:     PIMO, Miiro (Mithra), nimbate and diademed, standing facing, head left, extending right hand in gesture of benediction, left hand on hilt; tamgha to left
Primary Reference:     cf. MK 373/372 (O8/R44
Reference2:     unlisted die combination)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=103613
Grade:     Good VF, struck with worn obverse die
Notes:     Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 705 Extremely rare, only the second example of this type with PIMO to appear at auction, and one of three in private hands. Eleven examples of this type were known to GÖbl, with nine in public collections (BM [5], Oxford, ANS, Berlin, and Calcutta). Of the other two, one was offered at auction (Numismatic Fine Arts I [20 March 1975], lot 258), and the other was sold privately by Spink in 1980.