Drachm - Caliph al-Mahdi - Sogdiana "Transoxiana" imitation of Drachm of Varharan V - Arab-Bukharan
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||AR Drachm (1)|
|References||A# 94, Walker# 312-319
Checklist of Islamic Coins
by Stephen Album
A Catalogue of the Arab-Sassanian Coins
by John Walker
(The Trustees of British Museum)
Crowned bust of king right. In front of the face and behind the head pehlevi legend. A counterstamp (Bukharian tamgha) applied in the field.
Lettering: legend of Sogdian "pwy` r xw` b kana", on the right a kufic legend named al-Mahdi.
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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|ND (758-759)||Ref: Walker# 312|
|ND (775-785)||Ref: Walker# 319; Album# 94|
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