September 05, 2000
Coin images presented by V.N.Nastich
Obverse: Uyghur script, words reading from right to left:|
bottom: PWXWX `WYXWR
Diameter 23.5 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Reference: Francois Thierry Les Monnies de Boquq Qaghan des Ouighours (795-808) ['The coins of Boquq, qaghan of the Uighurs (795-808)'], in:Turcica, vol.30, 1998, pp. 263-278 (in French).
The main question is not the form of the title, but the meaning of the word Boquq. From the data provided by the bi- or trilingual inscriptions of Wuwei and Karabalghasum Uyghur steles, by Uyghur documents brought back by German expeditions, and by the works of French and Japanese scholars, we come to the conclusion that this coin was issued by Boquq qaghan (795-808), well known in the Uyghur literary tradition as one of the most powerful qaghan, and known as Huaixin kehan in the Chinese sources.
F.Thierry's reading revised by V.Nastich (firstname.lastname@example.org), 01-Nov-2000:
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