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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0059
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
Culture:  Western Turkic
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  4.94
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7833, A. H. Baldwin, 11th October 1971.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust in profile view right, variant 3, bearded with long straight hair, wearing crown with two crescents attached to the diadem, a pair of wings and a buffalo's head above; ribbons emerge from both shoulders; single pellet border; outside border at 90, 180 and 270 degrees crescent with Tamgha. Reverse: Fire altar with two attendants; single pellet border; outside border at 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees crescent with tamgha.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: PPCHMA (Corrpted pahlavi legend of Napki Malka) YBGW BHRKAN (Yaghbu [High administrator] of the Bactrians). Reverse: PNCDM (Corrupted Pahlavi legend of 'Fifteen') ZAWST (Zabulistan).

Bibliography:  Vondrovec (2014) Typ.265A Var.3., pp.632.

Notes:  Silvered.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
The Bactrian Yabghu
Bactrian


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