Scarce drachm of Emperor Narana (570-600 AD), last Alchon ruler, Hunnic Empire

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Bust right, crowned with floriate crown, holding flowers before him, Brahmi Sri in front of the bust, a number of uncertain (NaRaNa?) letters in the right field / Blank. 24mm, 3.81 grams. Kabul mint? Gobl Dokumente, Em. 150. SKU Q138-15313

Narana/Narendra was the last of the Alchon Emperors. He presided over a much truncated Empire, limited to areas around Kabul and parts of Gandhara.

The Alchon Huns, also known as the Alchono, Alxon, Alkhon, Alkhan, Alakhana and Walxon, were a nomadic people who established states in Central Asia and South Asia during the 4th and 6th centuries CE. They were first mentioned as being located in Paropamisus, and later expanded south-east, into the Punjab and central India, as far as Eran and Kausambi. The Alchon invasion of the Indian subcontinent contributed to the fall of the Gupta Empire.

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