Drachm - Alchon Huns - Anonymous Sassanian type, Shapur II imitation, Type 39, unknown mint

Features

Issuer Alchon Huns (Hunnic tribes)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 400-440
Value Drachm
Currency Alchon Huns - 380 - 560 AD
Composition Silver
Weight 3.43 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 150987
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Göbl# EM 39
Robert Göbl; 1984. System und Chronologie der Münzprägung des Kušānreiches. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria.

Obverse

Crowned bust left; symbol to right, Bactrian legend

Reverse

Fire altar with attendants and ribbon

Edge

Plain

Comments

References:

1. Klaus Vondrovec: Die Anonymen Clanchefs: Der Beginn der Alchon-Prägung, in: Numismatische Zeitschrift, Wien, 2005, pp.243 - 258.

2. Michael Alram and Matthias Pfisterer: Alkhan and Hephthalite Coinage, in: Coins, Art and Chronology II, The First Millennium C.E. in the Indo-Iranian Borderlands, by Michael Alram, Deborah Klimburg-Salter, Minoru Inaba and Matthias Pfisterer. Veröffentlichungen der Numismatischen Kommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 2010, pp. 13 - 38.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (400-440) 

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