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Triton XVII, Lot: 489. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HUNNIC TRIBES, Hephthalites. Anonymous. Circa 484/8-560. AR Drachm (29mm, 3.44 g, 3h). Half-length bust of chieftain left, holding drinking cup; Baktrian legends in fields / Sasanian style bust imitating Kavād (Kavādh) I right. Cf. Alram & Pfisterer, p. 32; Alram, Schatzfund 48 var. (tamgha to right on rev.); Göbl, Dokumente E25; cf. Zeno 42957 (for type). Good VF, toned, traces of deposits, struck on ragged flan. Extremely rare.