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412, Lot: 340. Estimate $500.
Sold for $380. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOCAL ISSUES, Tokharistan. Yabghus of Baktria (Balkh). Mid 6th-early 7th century. AR Drachm (30mm, 4.11 g, 3h). Uncertain mint in Baktria or Zabulistan. Dated RY 15(?). Sasanian-style bust right, wearing Nezak-style crown; tamghas in-crescents in outer margins / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. Cf. Vondrovec [Göbl, Hunnen] Type 265A (for type); cf. CNG E-369, lot 350 (same). Near EF, lightly toned in devices, areas of minor weak strike. Rare.