Unknown Æ - Wanwan Kangju; 1st period; retrograde tamgha

Features

Issuer Kangju Kingdom (Sogdiana (ancient))
Ruling authority Wanan (circa 201-600)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 201-601
Value Unknown Æ
Currency Unknown Æ (circa 201-601)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.03 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 198503
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Sh&K# -
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

Long-haired, diademed bust facing left.

Reverse

Retrograde tamgha of Kangju surrounded by Sogdian legend.

Lettering: c'c'n n'p'c wnwn xwb

Translation: Ruler Wanwan of the Chachian people

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

Some examples have a crescent moon on the diadem, but not all do. On some examples, the diadem is worn beyond recogniztion on struck off flan.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (201-601) 

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