Tahmasp I, 2 bisti (40 dinars), Sari, DO

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Manzikert

Another recent acquisition:

Shah Tahmasp I, 2 bisti (40 dinars, 5th Western standard), Sari, DO (c.960-971 H), 2.30 gm, 20 mm, Album B2605 (very rare).

Alan

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Dear Alan, your coin:
Safavids, Tahmasp I, 945-982 AH, AR Shahi (50 Dinar), Sari mint (AH 930-984 /1524-1576 AD)
Obverse (Second photo):
Center field: Inside a Lantern shaped clipart is the mint " Sari سارى ".
Margin: Shiite formula (Kalima) " لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله علی ولی الله ", La illah l'Allah Muhammad rasul Allah, 'Ali wali Allah.
Obverse (First photo):
Inside a square with serpentine sides: " Shah Tahmasp شاه طهماسب ".
Margin: السلطان الهادی شاه طهماسب بهادر خان الصفوی خلد الله ملکه و سلطانه , Al-Sultan al-Hadi Shah Tahmasp Bahadur Khan al-Safavi, Khalad Allah malkahu wa sultanahu. The legend in the margin includes the word " Shah Tahmasp شاه طهماسب  " inside the square.
From the weight of the Shahi, the date should be between 945 & 982 AH:
AH 930-938 Wt. 3.8 gm
AH 938-945 Wt. 2.7 gm
AH 945-982 Wt. 2.3 gm

Maythem
Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

Manzikert

Thank you again for the transcription and translation.

As I said, Album narrows this issue down to c.960-971.

Alan