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272, Lot: 194. Estimate $200.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HUNNIC TRIBES, Nezak Huns. "Phromo Kesaro". 738-mid 8th century. AR Drachm (32mm, 3.52 g, 2h). Host coin imitating a Sasanian drachm of Hormazd IV from the Balkh mint, dated RY 11. Crowned bust right; c/m’s: human head left and tamgha / Fire altar flanked by attendants; c/m: ΦPOPO in Baktrian. Göbl, Dokumente -; D. Schnädelbach, “A Group of Countermarked Imitative Drahms of Hormizd IV,” ONS Newsletter 169 (Autumn 2001), p. 3; for c/m’s: Göbl, Dokumente KM -, 14, cf. 59. Host coin and c/m’s VF, lightly toned.