1 Obol - Mavak Bukhara Sogd; simple fire altar

Features

Country Bukhara Sogd (ancient)
(Sogdiana (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 400-420
Value 1 Obol = 1/6 Drachm (1/6)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.63 g
Diameter 11 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 198789
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Obverse

Bearded bust facing right wearing diadem.

Reverse

Simple fire altar surrounded by Sogdian legend.

Lettering: MR'Y mw'k

Translation: Lord Mavak

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

The difference between the simple and detailed fire altars is most noticable in the flames: in the simple ones, the flame looks like to peaks; in the detailed ones, there are multiple curved lines.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (400-420) 

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