Drachm - Caliph al-Mahdi - Sogdiana "Transoxiana" Arab-Bukharan


Country Abbasid Caliphate
(Islamic states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 775-785
Value AR Drachm (1)
Metal Silver
Weight 2.98 g
Diameter 29 mm
Shape Round (Irregular)
Demonetized yes


Crowned bust of king right. In front of the face and behind the head pehlevi legend. A counterstamp (Bukharian tamgha) applied in the field.

Translation: King of Bukhara al-Mahdi


In the center of the coin fire altar with a head of Ahura Mazda to the right. On both sides of the altar figures of attendants (mobeds).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (775-785)  158-168 AH (Bukhara)

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