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Origin: These large hammered drachms date back to the 6th century CE and were struck by the Nezak Huns. They are made of an alloy called billon, a metal containing silver mixed with another base metal (like copper).
The Nezak Huns occupied the Hindu Kush mountains in modern Pakistan and Afghanistan. Their relation to the Huns that invaded northern China (the Xiongnu) and those that attacked the Roman Empire under Atilla the Hun is unclear--though similar names were used in ancient texts for all these groups.
These coins measure approximately 30 millimeters or 1.25 inches in diameter. The obverse side features the bust of a Nezak ruler wearing a winged bull headdress, while the reverse shows a fire altar (though this side is often heavily worn).
Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
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