The Kultobe numismatic collection dates from the II – IV centuries until the ХХ centuries. The oldest from the Kultobe collection is the coin of Khuvishki, the Kushan king, dating from the middle of the II century. The coin is the type of “a ruler sitting in Turkish style with his raised on the obverse left hand. On the reverse there is an image of standing deity in a round rim and stretched out his right hand over the “four-toothe”tamga.
A real archaeological fortune was the copper follis dating back to the VIII century - the period of the TurgeshKhanate. On one side of the coin there is an inscription “Mr. Turgeshkhagan”, on the other istamga letter formed of the runic alphabet.
InKultobecollectionsilver dirhams of the Bukharkhudat type with the Arab-Sogdian script are presented. The dirham has the sign “al-Makhdi” in Arabic, the Sogdian part of the bilingual is deformed. This type of coins had circulation in a large subregional territory for a long time and was called “museyabi”, “mukhammadi” or “githrifi”. In science, they are known as “black dirhams” or “buharhudat type dirhams” and dated by the VIII-XIII centuries.
The other part of the collection consist silver and bronze Chagataid coins, the last quarter of the XIII - the first quarter of the XIV centuries.
In the XVI century Turkestan becomes the largest trade center with the working mint that produced mainly copper coins for everyday trading needs.
The design of Turkestan copper coins on the head side had a sign that indicates the Yasi mint and on the tail side is an image of a wild animal, fallow deer, fish, floral ornaments or other elements.
The numismatic of Kultobe findsexpand and deepen the research database of important social and cultural milestones in the history of the city.