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Very rare! Anonymous silver drachm, Hephthalite Huns in Sogdiana (?), struck in the later 600’s CE

Very rare! Anonymous silver drachm, Hephthalite Huns in Sogdiana (?), struck in the later 600’s CE
Very rare! Anonymous silver drachm, Hephthalite Huns in Sogdiana (?), struck later 600’s CE.
Crowned Sassanian style bust right; Sogdian tamgha and legend in margin / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. Imitating a Post-Yazdgerd year 37 drachm from the AY mint. 32mm, 3.48 grams. Göbl, Dokumente –; Zeno 33518; CNG E-338, lot 159 (same dies). 
This coin was struck after the deposition of bin Ziyad, using the imitation of his reverse type, as opposed to the other issues bearing a Hunnic style reverse. These types are clear evidence that this and related imitations (cf. CNG 60, 1090-6) were all produced in the same Khorasanian locality, by the same Sogdian speaking peoples. The group minting these imitations was plainly impartial to whether the prototype was Sasanian (with Khusro II types), or Arab-Sasanian, imitating either ‘Abd Allah bin Khazim or Salm bin Ziyad. However, the omnipresence of the tamgha and Sogdian legends (in countermark or engraveur) indicates that an association with Sogdian Hephthalite groups is the most important factor in the coins' production and identity.
 
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