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Dahaeans were a confederacy of three Ancient Iranian tribes who lived in the region to the immediate east of the Caspian Sea. They spoke an Eastern Iranian language.SH62929. Silver drachm, Mitchiner IGIS 5, 671; Mitchiner ACW 355, VF, weight 1.373 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, obverse diademed bearded bust right, κω∆ behind; reverse HOΛOVKVO (or similar), soldier standing facing, spear vertical in right; rare; SOLD
Nezak Huns, Anonymous, c. 515 - 650 A.D.
The Nezak Huns succeed the Hepthalites as rulers of a region comprising greater Afghanistan. They were contemporaries of the later Sasanians.WA59131. Silver drachm, Göbl Hunnen Em. 198; Mitchiner ACW 1510, VF, weak reverse, weight 3.372 g, maximum diameter 25.6 mm, die axis 90o, Kabul mint, c. 515 - 650 A.D.; obverse Pahlavi inscription: 'NPKY MLK', bust right wearing winged bull's head crown, Pahlavi 'A' behind; reverse fire altar with two attendants, flanked by two wheel symbols above control marks; SOLD
Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides I Megas, c. 171 - 145 B.C.
Eucratides I Megas replaced the Euthydemid dynasty with his own. He fought the Indo-Greek kings, the easternmost Hellenistic rulers in northwestern India, temporarily holding territory as far as the Indus, until he was defeated and pushed back to Bactria. His vast coinage suggests a rule of considerable importance. SH70829. Silver tetradrachm, Bopearachchi-Rahman 241; Bopearachchi 6E; SNG ANS 465; HGC 12 131; Mitchiner IGIS I 177ee; SNG Cop 272 - 273 var. (monogram), gVF, porous in areas, weight 16.771 g, maximum diameter 32.5 mm, die axis 0o, Pushkalavati(?) mint, c. 171 - 145 B.C.; obverse diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear; all within bead-and-reel border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY EYKPATI∆OY, the Dioskouroi on rearing horses right, each holds a spear in his right, and palm fronds in left; monogram below horses; ex CNG Auctions 291, lot 166; SOLD
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