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Lot 130: HUNNIC TRIBES, Hephthalites. Imitating Hormizd IV. AR Drachm

AUCTION:  Pars Coins Auction - Sale 43

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HUNNIC TRIBES, Hephthalites. imitating a drachm of Hormizd IV (579-590). AR Drachm (3.55 gm; 32 mm). Uncertain mint in Bactria, after AD 589. Draped bust of Hormizd IV to right, wearing elaborate mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos set on crescent; behind head, AFZUT ('may increase' in Pahlawi); before head, WHLMZD ('Hormizd' in Pahlawi); in outer margin, countermark of a helmeted head of a Huna, wearing an earring. Rev. Fire altar flanked by two attendants; in upper left field, six-pointed star; in upper right field, crescent; to left, date in Pahlawi (RY 11 = AD 589); to right, BHL (Balkh, name of the mint in Pahlawi); in outer marigin, countermark of Fo?o in Bactrian (mostly off flan). Vondrovec, type O.IV. Choice VF. Lightly toned.
Lot Details
  • Offered By: Pars Coins
  • Lot #: 130
  • Listing #: 868782
  • Closed: Monday, November 27, 2023 11:43:00 AM CT
  • Estimate: $80