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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1076. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOCAL ISSUES, Silk Road Region. 5th-8th centuries AD. AV Bracteate (1.22 g, 12h). Nimbate half-length female bust facing / Incuse of obverse. Cf. Göbl, Dokumente pl. 87, B1; cf. Stein (Wang) p. 239 = BM IA.XII.c.1; V. Raspopova, "Gold Coins and bracteates from Pendjikent," in Coins, Art, and Chronology, pp. 453-460; cf. A. Juliano and J. Lerner, eds. Monks and Merchants: Silk Road Treasures from Northwest China, pp. 271-291; MACW -. VF. An attractive type of cross-cultural interest.