½ Drachm - Sulayman Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan - Arab-Sasanian
|Value||AR 1/2 Dachm (7/20)|
|References||Val Sn# 11
by W. H. Valentine
(Rahul Publishing House, Delhi, India, 1993)
Facing bust imitating Khusru II, legend in diamond replacing face, wearing winged crown surmounted by star and crescent, inside single-dotted border, crescents with stars at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock
"U" in lower left margin, "APD" in lower-right margin
Pahlavi date | Mint mark
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
Flat hammered coin smooth edge
The obverse legend translates to "good" and was used by Suleiman instead of a portrait as was forbidden by the Muslim faith to use graven human images. The style on this example is particularly fine.
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|137 (755)||W. H. Valentine#11|
|ND (787-789)||171-173 AH|
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