Rare bronze drachm, ruler Wanwan (?), 400-600 AD, Chach, Central Asia

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Diademed head left / Circular Sogdian legend around tamgha with a left-pointing upper arm, ch'ch'n n'p'ch wnwn xwb ("Wanwan ruler of Chachan people"). 17mm, 2.88 grams. Smirnova -; Shagalov/Kuznetzov type 3 (p.52). SKU T1722-45104

Alternative interpretation of the reverse legend exists, where "Wanwan" is interpreted not as a name but as a title "Victorious". Rare very small late issue. This is a very rare variety with the bust right – most of the coins of Wanwan have a bust facing left. The only coin of this type with the bust right we have ever handled.