INDIA, ALCHON HUNS, Shahi Vaisravana Silver drachm, Göbl 139, VERY RARE & CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, ALCHON HUNS, Shahi Vaisravana Silver drachm, Göbl 139, VERY RARE & CHOICE!
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Obverse Bust of king right, trident (tamgha?) at right, three-headed snake at left, Brahmi legend above: Shahi ... Vaisravanasya 
Reverse Fire altar, with armed attendants standing left and right, obliterated as usual for these coins
Date c. 5th century CE
Weight 3.57 gm.
Diameter 24 mm.
Die axis ?
Reference Göbl 139
Comments
A super rare type of a previously unknown king. I have recently published the reading of the legend in JONS 216 as Shahi Vaisravanasya. The element in the left field has been described as a yak-tail fan or a three-headed snake ... I prefer the latter interpretation. See the image below for an example of a better specimen that shows the legend more clearly. (PLEASE NOTE: The image below is for study only ... that coin is not for sale).
 
 
Ancient Coins - INDIA, ALCHON HUNS, Shahi Vaisravana Silver drachm, Göbl 139, VERY RARE & CHOICE!
Prix SKU: 644.91
US$ 745.00
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  • CAD 951.74

Cotation au: 09/21/21

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