Silver drachm (w/2 cmk'd tamghas), Hephthalites (Chionites), c.485-600

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Crowned bust right; four pellets, countermarked tamgha in the right field and a second countermarked tamgha in the left field (rare), crude Greek legend mentioning the tribal name below: ALChOON / Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flame. 30mm, 3.12 grams. Gobl, Dokumente Em. 288/3; Mitchiner ACW 1462. SKU T1149-49206

Early issue, inspired by the Sassanid drachms of Emperor Peroz. Rare with the second countermarked tamgha.


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