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E-auction 587-544406 - bgr_885873 - ARAB-SASANIAN - TABARISTAN - ARABI GOVERNORS Hemidrachme

ARAB-SASANIAN - TABARISTAN - ARABI GOVERNORS Hemidrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 82 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2024 14:07:20
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 771-781
Mint name / Town : Tabaristan
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,97 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré. Joli buste. Revers agréable. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : INSCRIPTION EN ARABE.
Obverse description : Buste de Chosroès II couronné à droite, surmonté d'un casque ailé entouré d'un double grènetis avec trois étoiles surmontant des croissants ; inscription extérieure.

Reverse


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.

Commentary


Cette hemidrachme appartiendrait aux gouverneurs du Tabaristan (Muqatil, AH 171-176, 787-793 AD).

Historical background


ARAB-SASANIAN - TABARISTAN - ARABI GOVERNORS

(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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