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Offline Spaniard

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Ispahbadh of Tabaristan, Khurshid - 740-760 AD
« on: March 11, 2021, 01:41:56 AM »
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.
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Re: Ispahbadh of Tabaristan, Khurshid - 740-760 AD
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2021, 04:06:13 PM »
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)

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Re: Ispahbadh of Tabaristan, Khurshid - 740-760 AD
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2021, 11:14:25 PM »
Thank you.. ;)

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Re: Ispahbadh of Tabaristan, Khurshid - 740-760 AD
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 01:38:47 PM »
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.

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

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Re: Ispahbadh of Tabaristan, Khurshid - 740-760 AD
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2021, 01:25:15 PM »
Thanks Peter,
No I hadn't seen the Bates presentation and found it very interesting, Thank you for the link.....Paul