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Please identify the coin: Samanid Dirham, Balkh mint
« on: April 09, 2016, 09:35:50 AM »
Hi,
Please can this coin be identified? It is a very thin coin with about 25mm diameter and 3.18 gm weight.
Got it in a FB auction. Looks like Ghaznavide Dirham?
Thanks,
Saikat
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Re: Please identify the coin
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 01:59:27 PM »
Banijurid's dirham. Ruler is  Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Yahya; Samanid Nasr b. Ahmad is cited as an overlord.
Mint is Balkh. Date is unclear for me (as a propose 304 or 309).

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Re: Please identify the coin
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 02:33:02 PM »
Thank you very much for the kind response.
Saikat

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Re: Please identify the coin
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 02:34:35 PM »
Well, looking at this one i only dared to say this is not Ghaznavid.
Very impressive attribution toofast, and welcome to WoC !

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Re: Please identify the coin
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 04:20:50 PM »
Many thanks for greetings!
I am so sorry but my first attribution was incorrect. I was confused by unclear name at the bottom of obverse field.
This is just Samanid's dirham minted at Balkh in 329AH (under Nasr II b. Ahmad).

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Re: Please identify the coin
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2016, 07:56:08 PM »
most probably 319H , first word lilah , and last in other center " ahmad" Banijurid comes in this name if not rebel ,
Tears are words that need to be written