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Ispahbadh of Tabaristan, Khurshid - 740-760 AD

Started by Spaniard, March 11, 2021, 01:41:56 AM

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Here's a nice example I picked up a while back with a breakdown, hope this helps others...Paul

½ Drachm - "Ispahbadh of Tabaristan" Khurshid - 740-760 AD (Tabaristan mint 752/3 AD ) 2 gram

Obverse.....Bust right,crescent in right field, breast ornament with 4 pellets.Pellet above crown to right, Name in Pahlavi.
Reverse.....Fire altar with 2 attendants; star left and crescent right of flames.


Very instructive breakdown of the coin elements, thanks !

(I modified your title a bit, it seems the forum software does not like initial quotes in the title)


Most excellent analysis, Spaniard. I am sure this will help others. These coins are among the more difficult to identify beyond generalities.

I hope you heard Michael Bates' presentation last month. If you haven't, I can recommend it.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Thanks Peter,
No I hadn't seen the Bates presentation and found it very interesting, Thank you for the link.....Paul