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ID number:  BIRBI-WH0107
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Tegin
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Western Turkic
Date made:  c.600 AD
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  3.01
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5223.

Description:  Obverse: Bust in profile view right, mustache; wearing a double pearl diadem with a ribbed crescent at the front, containing a small crescent with a slash; two horizontally-pleated ribbons float upwards from the diadem; a hair bale at the back of the neck. Reverse: Fire altar, two attendants; attendants are the same style as those on the coins of Khusrau II (591-628) onwards.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ταγινο υωρσανο þαυο (Tegin, king of Khorasan). Reverse: χþονο υπ ([year] 480) σρι þαο ([corrupted] His perfection, king).

Bibliography:  Vondrovec (2014) Typ.240 p.651.

Notes:  Chipped at 180 degrees on obverse.

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David

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