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394, Lot: 343. Estimate $100.
Sold for $65. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HUNNIC TRIBES, Hephthalites. Anonymous. Circa 484/8-560. AR Hemidrachm (25mm, 1.95 g, 3h). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; c/ms: to left, pncwyst’ in Pahlavi; above, head right, wearing headdress; possible “scrolled heart” design right / Fire altar with ribbons flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. For coin: Vondrovec Type 290 = Göbl, Dokumente Em. 290/4 (example with countermarks); for inscription c/m: Göbl, Dokumente KM 89; for heart c/m: Göbl, Dokumente KM 90; for head c/m: cf. Göbl, Dokumente KM 91. Near VF, green deposits.