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Offline Saikat

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Id request - Amirs of Andaraba
« on: September 19, 2020, 02:53:57 PM »
Hi,
Can I have an identification for this not so small coin that was just mentioned as Amirs of Andaraba please?
Wt:  11.66g,
Dia: 47mm !
I was told that it was called multiple dirham. But I wanted to know if any ruler was identifiable?
Thanks,
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Re: Id request - Amirs of Andaraba
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 02:20:45 PM »
That's a big coaster !
From your inscription i first thought that you meant this was issued under the Banijurid governors. Could not find it there though.
Your specimen is difficult to read, but i think your right picture is likely upside down.
Based on general impression i would guess this is most likely Samanid, one of the Nuhs (III from Madan ?), but i lack the neccesary references unfortunately.

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Re: Id request - Amirs of Andaraba
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 10:30:11 PM »
According to Mitchiner the obverse top and bottom marginal inscriptions name Al Harith (top) bin Harb (bottom) and your coin appears to be his KB7 from Badakshan not Anderabah.

I have looked through the SNAT volume for Badakshan (XIVc) and it appears to be the same dies as no. 272, attributed to Mansur ibn Nuh with al-Harith ibn HB, mint Kurat Badakshan. The Tubingen specimen is 45 mm and 17.69 gm

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Re: Id request - Amirs of Andaraba
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 06:02:31 AM »
Hi,
Many thanks for attributing this big coaster! It was not the best condition as very weakly struck.
Thanks,
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Re: Id request - Amirs of Andaraba
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 01:04:16 PM »
Dear Saikat, I tried reading your coin and I hope this helps:
Banijurid, al-Harith bin Harb, 367 AH, AR multiple dirham, Kurat Badakhshan mint (AH 365-387/976-997 AD)
Left photo:
Field:
لا اله الا  , There is no diety except
الله وحده , (the one) God alone
لا شريك له ,  He has no equal.
Inner margin: Mint
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بكرات بدخشان    , Bism Allah dhuriba hatha al-Dirham in Kurat Badakhshan.
Outer margin: 4 words clockwise
الحرث \ محمد \ بن حرب \ عدل , al-Harith / Muhammad / bin Harb / Adl ( it could be Ahmad bin Muhammad at 3 O'clock أحمد بن محمد )
Right photo:
Field: (Not clear)
Margin: Date:
سنه سبعه وستين وثلث مئه ٣٦٧
, Sanah saba’a wa sitteen wa thalat mi’a 367

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Re: Id request - Amirs of Andaraba
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2020, 02:56:12 PM »
Many thanks Maythem! This is brilliant.
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Re: Id request - Amirs of Andaraba
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2020, 10:30:48 PM »
Dear Saikat, I think the right photo is upside down. If turned, the bottom line of the field may read " نوح بن منصور Nuh bin Mansur ".

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Re: Id request - Amirs of Andaraba
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2020, 10:41:52 PM »
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