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610925
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 925. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $420. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HUNNIC. Perplexing lot of Six Æ Fractions. Lot includes the following: Kidarites or early Alchon. Uncertain ruler, imitating Sasanian, Shapur III. After 388 AD. Æ square 16mm (1.33 gm). Malwa? Bust of Shapur III right / Abstract fire altar with attendants. Unpublished // Early Alchon. Æ square 16mm (1.33 gm). 0.81 gm. Pre-Khingilid style bust right / Lion guardant left. Unpublished, cf. the preceeding coin // Period of Chaos. Mihirakula (Jayatu) or successors? Circa 540-580 AD. Æ square Obol(?) (0.70 gm). Malwa? Crowned facing bust with sceptre / Ardoksho enthroned facing. Unpublished // Jayatu? Æ round Obol(?) (0.82 gm). Kashmir region? Bust right with trident crown / Abstract fire altar. Cf. Göbl Hunnen tafel 84, E6 // Nezak Huns. Sahi Tigin. Circa 710-720 AD. Æ Obol (0.78 gm). Bust right / Ardoksho enthroned facing. Unpublished // Arab-Hephthalite? Æ 16mm (1.03 gm). Bird standing right / Sogdian inscription. Apparently unpublished. Near Fine-VF, several with porosity or laminations. Six (6) coins in lot. ($200)