Unknown Æ - Tuun Chach; Uncertain Principality I; switched portraits


Issuer Uncertain Chachian mint (Principality of Chach)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 750-801
Value Unknown Æ
Currency Uncertain mint I - Unknown Æ (circa 750-801)
Composition Bronze
Weight 1.23 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 197423
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Sh&K# 191
V. D. Shagalov, A. V. Kuznetsov; 2006. Каталог монет Чача III-VIII вв. = Catalogue of Coins of Chach, 3rd-8th Centuries AD. Fan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.


Double portrait of a female to the left and a male to the right.


Uncertain tamgha surrounded by Sogdian legend.

Lettering: bgy twwn x'g'n

Translation: Divine Khagan Tuun




The coins of this tamgha were originally attributed to the City of Chanak; however, that was based on early reading of Dr. Rtveladze, who has since changed his mind. These are now more often classified under an uncertain Chachian mint.

This type has a reduced weight and size, meaning it was likely one of the last types struck by this principality.

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