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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0034
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Anonymous
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Alkhan-Nezak
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  3.31
Axis (degrees):  90.00
BIRBI-WH0034.jpg

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: *KYK [Alkhan-Nezak Tamgha] (Corruption of Napki Malka) Reverse: Legend illegible.

Bibliography:  Vondrovec (2014) Typ.229., pp.494.

Notes:  Die cracked on obverse.

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