Nezak (Nspk) Huns Kingdom of Zabul Vakhu (Vasu)-Deva, Sub-ruler of Shahi Tigin Circa 720-738 AD Drachm VF

Ancient Coins - Nezak (Nspk) Huns Kingdom of Zabul Vakhu (Vasu)-Deva, Sub-ruler of Shahi Tigin Circa 720-738 AD Drachm VF
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AR Drachm 2.81g. 32mm.

Sasanian style bust right, imitating Ardashir III; Brahmi legends in fields, Sogdian (ie. 'Baktrian') legend around rim, thunderbolt countermark on bust.

Two horned attendants flanking fire altar, crescents above; Pahlevi legend in fields, Sogdian legend around.

Göbl (Hunnen) Em. 244, countermark 104

Rare.

Slightly ragged flan, with light encrustation and one 'pinhole' in countermark.

This type hails from well within the Arab-Sasanian era, where similar types were coined by the Arab-Ephthalites. The Nezaks or other Turkic Huns remained non-Islamic and competed with the neighboring Arabs for domination. The personage portrayed here is definitely not Shahi Tigin (more accurately Kagin), although the bust is formalized. The ruler's name on obverse is 'Sri Vajara Vakhudevah' in Brahmi, and KOGONO appears on the reverse in Sogdian script.


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Precio SKU: AC27876
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Cotización al: 04/10/21

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