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Live auction - bgr_909162 - ARAB-SASANIAN - TABARISTAN - ARABI GOVERNORS Hemidrachme

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 75 €
Maximum bid : 75 €
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:19:58
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 784-788
Mint name / Town : Tabaristan
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,83 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Superbe buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : INSCRIPTION EN ARABE.
Obverse description : Buste de Chosroès II stylisé, couronné à droite, remplacé par un losange inscrit, entouré d'un double grènetis avec trois étoiles surmontant des croissants ; inscription extérieure.


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION EN ARABE.
Reverse description : Autel entre deux prêtres, du Soleil à gauche et de la Lune à droite, entouré d'un triple grènetis, au-dessus quatre croissants surmontés d'étoiles ; dans le champ, quatre groupes de trois globules posés en triangle.


Cette hemidrachme appartiendrait à Suleiman, gouverneur du Tabaristan entre 784 et 788 (PYE 133-137).

Historical background


(7th - 8th century)

Several Arab governors succeeded one another in Tabaristan between 31 and 148 of the Hegira era, that is between 1 and 114 of the later era of Yazdgard III (632-651), the last Sassanid ruler, that is between 652 and 765 AD. Farkan, the grandson of the founder of the Ispahbad dynasty is the best known of these governors.

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