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Anonymous silver drachm (with tamgha as a part of the die), Alchon Huns - Hephthalites (Chionites), minted circa AD 485-600. Early issue, inspired by the Sassanid drachms of Peroz.

Anonymous silver drachm (with tamgha as a part of the die), Alchon Huns - Hephthalites (Chionites), minted circa AD 485-600. Early issue, inspired by the Sassanid drachms of Peroz.

Crowned bust right; tamgha (not countermarked, but engraved on the die) in the right margin, four pellets, crude Greek legend mentioning the tribal name below: ALChOON / Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flame. 30mm, 2.87 grams. Göbl, Dokumente Em. 289; Mitchiner ACW 1463-1464.

Imitating Sasanian king Peroz. The coins are usually porous and come in low grade - they rarely come as nice this piece! Scarce without any countermarks.

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