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Ancient coins => Other ancients => Sassanian empire => Topic started by: Pellinore on March 20, 2018, 12:09:40 AM

Title: Chaganian drachm with countermarks
Post by: Pellinore on March 20, 2018, 12:09:40 AM
This is a Chaganian drachm, an imitation of Xusro I coins, so probably dating from about 600 AD. It boasts five countermarks (my other Chaganian (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39354.msg249824.html#msg249824) has no c/ms at all, and the portrait's quite different, though also an imitation of the Sasanian King-of-Kings Xusro I.

On the obverse were punched three identical heads (SNS Usbekistan 26), indeed it's the same punch with a vertical line (crack?) for show. At three o'clock at the obverse is a combination of letters (SNS Usb. 4 or a variant like 17-19), and at the reverse another one, countermark ‘.oro’ (SNS Usb. 5).

24 mm, 2.72 gr. SNS Usbekistan Chaganian Ia1/Ia, p. 68-69, pl. 40 nr. 547. Kuznetsov Katalog Manyet Chaganian cf. 80-113.

== Paul

Title: Re: Chaganian drachm with countermarks
Post by: THCoins on March 20, 2018, 06:09:20 PM
Stylistically nice coin with great detail shot of the head countermark !