1 Drachm Napki Malka

Features

Issuer Nezak Huns (Hunnic tribes)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 630-711
Value AE Drachm
Currency Nezak Huns - Drachma (450-700 AD)
Composition Copper
Weight 3.6 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 85459
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Göbl# 198,
Robert Göbl; 1984. System und Chronologie der Münzprägung des Kušānreiches. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria.
Mitch AC# 1510-2
Michael Mitchiner; 1978. Oriental Coins and Their Values / Volume 2. The Ancient & Classical World, 600 BC - AD 650. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

King's bust right, wearing winged crown ornamented with a bull's head

Reverse

Fire altar between two attendants; either side of flames, wheel symbols

Comments

You can find the makers of this coin referred to as Hunas, Indo-Hepthalites, Turco-Hepthalites, Nezak Huns or sometimes White Huns. "Nezak Malka" the legend on this coin, is probably a title, not the name of a king. The Nezak Malkas were a Turco-Hephthalite dynasty who ruled Kabul, Ghazni and Gandhara as vassals of the Western Turk Yabghu enthroned at Qunduz. In 711, the scion of the junior branch of the Nezak dynasty in Zabulistan unseated his relative, the Nezal Malka at Kabul. In recent years, the dating of these coins has been placed firmly in the 7th century rather than the 6th as previously thought (Gobl, Mitchiner, etc), thus placing the Nezak "Huns" in the Turkic period rather than the Hephthalite.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (630-711) 

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