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Varxun (Alchons) Coin

Dating

4th to 5th Century C.E.

Varxun (Alchons) Coin

Origin

Hadda Stupa 10, Afghanistan

Materials

Dimensions

Culture

Tribe

Museum

Acquisition 

ID#

Varxun (Alchons)

British Museum

1880

Copyright Status

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Source of Image

"Silver coin. (whole) (whole)
Cranially deformed bust of king above a pair of wings, facing to left, with a single diadem on his left shoulder, and a trident in in the left field. The image is encircled by a Bactrian inscription above and a dotted border below. (obverse) (obverse)
A fire-altar crowned with a radiant bust and flanked by two standing figures with staffs; that on the right wears a crown. The image is obliterated across the centre by an incuse caused by the striking of the obverse. (reverse) (reverse)"

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