Lot 105

Arab Sasanian Coinage Islamic pre-reform coinage Muhallab Ibn Abi Sufra BYSh in Pahlavi Bishapur Fars Mint Silver Dirham

Auction # 19 Lucknow (Online)

  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 1000 - 1500
  • Price Realised -
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Catalog Reference #
Album # 31
Metal Composition
Lot Grade/Condition
choice very fine
30.94 mm
3.16 gms
75-79 AH / 694-98 CE

Arab Sasanian Coinage (Islamic pre-reform coinage), Muhallab Ibn Abi Sufra (75-79 AH / 694-98 CE), Silver Dirham, 3.16 gms, 30.94 mm, BYSh in Pahlavi (Bishapur, Fars) Mint, AH 76 (695 / 696 CE), Obverse: Sasanian style King’s Bust facing right, title of Muhallab in front in Pahlavi, BismAllah (transl. in the name of Allah) in Kufic in the outer obverse margin at 3-6 o clock followed by four pellets and a Pahlavi inscription (MW) at 5-7 o clock, Reverse: Zoroastrian fire altar flanked by two attendants, Mint name BYSh (Bishapur) in Pahlavi with a pellet before the mint signature on the right and year 76 AH (ShShHPTAT, 695/696 CE) on the left, Album # 31, choice very fine.