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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0054
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  The Bactrian Yabghu
Denomination:  Drachm
Place made:  Asia: Afghanistan, Zabulistan
Culture:  Western Turkic
Date made:  c.720s.
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  3.5
Weight (g):  3.88
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7041, A. H. Baldwin, 26th July 1969.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust in profile view right, moustache; wearing a crown with two crescents attached to diadem, a pair of wings and a buffalo's head on top; single pellet border; outside border at 90, 180 and 270 degrees a crescent with tamgha. Reverse: Fire altar, two attendants.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: APS MRPKA (Corruption of Napki Malka) Reverse: ZPLIST. (Zabulistan, legend corrupted) Illegible year.

Bibliography:  Vondrovec (2014) Typ.266., pp.633.

2 Related People

The Bactrian Yabghu
Bactrian


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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