INDIA, KUSHANO-SASANIAN, Hormizd I Kushanshah: Copper drachm, heavy type, with legend of Meze. SCARCE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, KUSHANO-SASANIAN, Hormizd I Kushanshah: Copper drachm, heavy type, with legend of Meze. SCARCE!
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Obverse Diademed, bearded bust of king right, wearing lion-head crown, topped by a globe or flower, Pahlavi legend at right
Reverse Fire altar, with bust of Ahura Mazda emerging at the top, Gondopharid symbol on the altar shaft
Date c. 270-295
Weight 3.44 gm.
Diameter 17 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference MAC 1297 var, Göbl 1125, Cribb 35
Comments Joe Cribb discovered that some of the heavy Hormizd I coppers carry a Bactrian legend MHZH (Meze) on the obverse, and suggested that this Meze may have been a local governor of Hormizd. The coins are scarce to rare, since it is hard to find coins with an identifiable legend. On this coin, we do see the legend MHZH.
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