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Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 759. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009. 
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HUNNIC TRIBES, Nezak Huns. Phromo Kesoro. Circa AD 736-745. AR Drachm (3.17 g, 9h). Imitating Sasanian king Khosrau II. Sasanian style bust imitating Khosrau II right, to left of wing; “ΦROMO KHCOPO” in margin; each star-in-crescent surmounted by pellet; trail of pellets above left star-in-crescent; triple pellets to left of lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; pseudo-date to left, pseudo-mint name to right; triple pelleted border; stars-in-crescents in margin; all surrounded by pelleted border. Cf. Göbl, Dokumente Em. 249-50. Good VF, a little granular.