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Rare bronze drachm, anonymous issue by an unknown ruler, ca.7th-8th century, Chach, Central Asia (Shagalov/Kuznetsov #84)

Rare bronze drachm, anonymous issue by an unknown ruler, ca.7th-8th century, Chach, Central Asia (Shagalov/Kuznetsov #84)

Bust facing three-quarters right, star and crescent in the right field / Rounded tamgha, circular legend around: ZNH pny tk'yn ch'chynk gwbw ("Coin of Tegin ruler of Chach)"). 21mm, 2.11 grams. Shagalov/Kuznetzov #84.
Alternative reading of the legend is known. Rare type.
The principality of Chach, whose main town had a square citadel built around the 5th to 3rd centuries BC, some 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of the Syr Darya River. By the 7th century AD, Chach had over 30 towns and a network of over 50 canals, forming a trade center between the Sogdians and Turkic nomads. The region came under the sway of Islam in the early parts of the 8th century.
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