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ID number:  BIRBI-WH0056
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Tegin
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Western Turkic
Date made:  c.600
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  3.27
Axis (degrees):  45.00

Description:  Obverse: Bust in profile view right; wearing crown with two tridents mounted at the diadem, large crescent with pellet on top, two wings left and right; two ribbons emerge from left wing, two from right wing; two ribbons attached at neckline. Reverse: Fire altar, two attendants with wings and bent legs.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: [In Bactrian] σρι τογινο þαυο (His Perfection, Tegin, King). Reverse: [In Pahlavi] YST (Divine) Ab (Water) [In Brahmi] sriya deva (Made God by Sri?) Pattasri (Perfection through the royal fillet?)

Bibliography:  Vondrovec (2014) Typ.206., pp.648.

Notes:  Countermark on obverse on neck of bust, bust of Senmerw with tongue protruding.

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