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Coins of ancient Hephthalites



"Gorigo Shah" (circa 688 AD)
AR Drachm
Mint: ANBYR
Regnal year: AH 65 (?)
33 x 34 mm.
3.18 gm.
Album 90 type; Gobl Hunnen -; Walker -
Diameter of obverse dotted border=24 mm.; diameter of reverse border=32 mm.
Die position=3h
Obverse: Bactrian legend Zolooo Gozogono in front of bust. Countermark 39v. at 1h; Countermark with tamgha and Bactrian (?) legend at 7h [see: CNG 60, lots 1093-1096.]
Reverse: ANBYR to left; date PNCHShT (?) [year 65 ?] to right. Bactrian legend Anbiro in 1st quadrant; Pahlavi (?) MWR (?) [or maybe TWD ?] in 4th quadrant; Arabic (?) word. Left-handed attendants.




Imitation of Salm ibn Ziyad (circa 682 - 692 AD)
AR Drachm
Mint: 'AY'
Regnal year: PYE 37 (?) = 688 AD
32 x 31 mm.
3.51 gm.
Album A91 type; Gobl Hunnen -; Walker -
Diameter of obverse dotted border=24 mm.; diameter of reverse border=22 mm.
Die position=3h
Obverse: Countermark with tamgha and Bactrian (?) legend at 7h [see: CNG 60, lots 1093-1096 (this coin is lot 1094).] E0; B0.
Reverse: Stylized AY to right; blundered date HPTSSh (?) [year 37 ?] to left. Right-handed attendants. Small test scrape in 2nd quadrant.