½ Drachm - Khalid b. Barmak Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan - Arab-Sasanian


Country Abbasid Caliphate
(Islamic states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 734-771
Value AR 1/2 Dachm (7/20)
Metal Silver
Weight 1.92 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References Val Sn# 5
Sassanian Coins
by W. H. Valentine
(Rahul Publishing House, Delhi, India, 1993)


Facing bust of Umar, head right, 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 (Jharvistst) | 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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (734-738)  116-119 AH - W. H. Valentine#5
ND (766-771)  149-155 AH

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½ Drachm - Khalid b. Barmak (Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan - Arab-Sasanian)