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E-auction 210-137073 - HEPHTHALITES HUNNIC Drachme

HEPHTHALITES HUNNIC Drachme XF/VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 110 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 24 April 2017 14:03:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 476-576
Mint name / Town : atelier incertain
Metal : billon
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,34 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré. Joli droit à l’usure régulière. Frappe un peu brouillée au revers. Jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste couronné et drapé à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Deux prêtres autour de l’autel du feu, surmontés de roues à huit rais.

Commentary


Sans argenture superficielle. Cette drachme d’après Mitchiner fut fabriquée dans les provinces occidentales entre 475 et 576. Région de Kaboul et de Zaboul, inscription en pelhvi.

Historical background


Ephthalite Huns

(Fourth to sixth century AD)

The Huns Hephthalites are one of the three branches of the Huns, Ye-te Chinese. Confined to the north of the Great Wall of China, they were driven in the third century of our era. They were first defeated in 425 by the Iranians, but Peroz, Sassanid king was killed in the fighting in 484. They were also repelled by Chandragupta, but they managed to seize Gandhara and reduced the Gupta Empire. Finally it is Chosroes (539-579), which ended the hegemony Hephthalite in 567.

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