½ Drachm - Muqatil Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan - Arab-Sasanian


Country Abbasid Caliphate
(Islamic states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 139-181 (757-800)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value AR 1/2 Dachm (7/20)
Metal Silver
Weight 1.72 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References Val Sn# 80
Sassanian Coins
by W. H. Valentine
(Rahul Publishing House, Delhi, India, 1993)


Facing bust of Muqatil, 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 | 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
139 (757)  W. H. Valentine#80
ND (780-800)  163-183 AH
181 (798) 

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½ Drachm - Muqatil (Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan - Arab-Sasanian)