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½ Drachm - Anonymous - 'AFZWT' type Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan - Arab-Sasanian

Features

Country Abbasid Caliphate
(Islamic states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 750-1258
Value AR 1/2 Dachm (7/20)
Currency Drachm (750-1258)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.99 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Facing bust, head right, wearing winged crown surmounted by star and crescent, inside single-dotted border, crescents with stars at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock

Lettering: 'AFZWT'

Translation: “May xvarrah increase”

Reverse

Sasanian style fire altar with two attendants standing facing, crescents on their heads, both hands on sword hilt, inside triple dotted-border, crescents with stars at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock, three pellets at the diagonals

Edge

Flat hammered coin smooth edge

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (750-1258)  132-656 AH

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½ Drachm - Anonymous - 'AFZWT' type (Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan - Arab-Sasanian)