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CNG 91, Lot: 475. Estimate $500.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOCAL ISSUES, Silk Road Region. 8th century AD. AV Bracteate (21mm, 0.28 g, 12h). Imitating an AR Drachm of Alchon Huns. Crowned bust right; trident to right / 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 CAC, pp. 453-60; cf. A. Juliano and J. Lerner, eds. Monks and Merchants: Silk Road Treasures from Northwest China (New York, 2001), pp. 271-91; MACW –; cf. Album 6, lot 67. VF, some small deposits.