INDIA, ALCHON HUNS, Anonymous post-Mehama Silver drachm, Göbl 70. Crude style type. SCARCE and CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, ALCHON HUNS, Anonymous post-Mehama Silver drachm, Göbl 70. Crude style type. SCARCE and CHOICE!
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Obverse Bust of king with "fly-whisk" shoulder ornaments right, tamgha at left, medallion or sun wheel at right, blundered Bactrian legend above: shoyo alchono
Reverse Fire altar, with armed attendants standing left and right, mostly obliterated as usual for these coins
Date c. 5th century CE
Weight 3.14 gm.
Diameter 28 mm.
Die axis 3 o'clock
Reference Göbl Hunnen 70
Comments
Göbl had assigned this type to Khingila. Vondrovec assigns it to an anonymous "Shao Alchono" but continues to group it with the coins of Khingila.
 
However, stylistic considerations make it quite clear that this type follows the coins of Mehama. And just as Mehama's coins come in a fine style and a crude style, this type also comes in fine and crude styles. This coin is a great example of the crude style of this type.
Price SKU: 499.1
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