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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0038
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Anonymous
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Alkhan-Nezak
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  3.23
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3966, A. H. Baldwin, October 1961, ex. R. G. B.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of ruler in profile view right, moustache, wearing a crown with blossoms/tridents; two ribbons attached to the neckline. Reverse: Fire altar, two attendants, holding spears, wheels/Dharmachakra above heads.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: NKYMK [Alkhan-Nezak Tamgha] (Corruption of Napki Malka) Reverse: Corrupted Pahlavi legend.

Bibliography:  Vondrovec (2014) Typ.225, pp.490.

Notes:  Double struck on reverse.

1 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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