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ID number: BIRBI-WH0002
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Place made: Asia: Iran, Khorasan
Culture: Western Turkic
Date made: 77 PYE/728 AD
Diameter (cm): 2.95
Weight (g): 3.19
Axis (degrees): 315.00
Provenance: Whitting 5592, July 1967, ex R. B. Whitehead.
Description: Obverse: Bust in three-quarter frontal view right, mustache; wearing a crown with two trident-like elements; a lion's head on top; two horizontally-pleated ribbons hang from the diadem; pearl earrings; on the king's breast a rosette; two pellet band borders. Reverse: Bust of Adur (Fire) (?) in frontal view with nimbus of flames; ribbons emerge from behind shoulders; two pellet band borders.
Inscriptions: Obverse: Outer band: Sri-HiTiViRa KhaRaLaVa PaRaMesVaRa Sri SaHi TiGiNaDeVa KaRiTa (His Perfection, Iltäbär of the Khalaj (Vassal-King under the Khazars) devotee of the highest divinity, the perfect (?) King, the Sahi Tegin Lord made this) Inner band: [In Bactrian] σρι þαυο (His Perfection, King) Reverse: HPT HPTAN (Seventy-seven) TKYNA HURASAN MLKA (Tegin, King of Khorasan)
Bibliography: Vondrovec (2014) Type 208, pp.656.
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