UYGHUR KHAGANATE: Boquq khaqan, 795-808, AE cash (2.53g)

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UYGHUR KHAGANATE: Boquq khaqan, 795-808, AE cash (2.53g)
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UYGHUR KHAGANATE: Boquq khaqan, 795-808, AE cash (2.53g), written in Uyghur script, words reading from right to left: KWYL PYLK' - TNKRY -PWXWX `WYXWR - X'X'N (Kol bilga Tangri Boquq Uigur qagan) / `YL TWTMYS - YRLXYNK', nice patination, VF, RRR, ex Nicholas Rhodes Collection.

See Francois Thierry's "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. The Uyghur Khaganate was a Turkic empire that existed for about a century between the mid 8th and 9th centuries. They were a tribal confederation under the Orkhon Uyghur nobility, referred to by the Chinese as the Jiu Xing ("Nine Clans"), a calque of the name Toquz Oghuz.