Unknown Æ - Unknown Tudun Ruler Chach; with cross

Features

Issuer Principality of Chach
Governor Uncertain ruler I (circa 601-801)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 601-801
Value Unknown Æ
Currency Unknown Æ (circa 601-801)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.56 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 198013
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Sh&K# 220
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.

Obverse

Bust partially facing left wearing large earrings and cap, all with cross in front.

Reverse

Pitchfork-like tamgha surrounded by Sogdian legend.

Lettering: tdwn xwb c'cynk

Translation: Tudun Ruler of Chach

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

The tdwn comes in two directions: regular and backwards. Those with a regular direction have the flat side facing the tamgha (like the pictured example), and those with a backwards direction have the flat side facing away from the tamgha.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (601-801)  Backwards tdwn
ND (601-801)  Regular tdwn

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