Safavid, Shah Tahmasp I, AH 978/1570 AD, AR Shahi, Yazd mint

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Recently received quite a few Persian/Arabic/Mongol coins with Indian coins and I managed to identify almost half but as I can indentify only numbers on coins, it is getting difficult. Any help with these coins which have Kalima on one side please.



Dear Wrongmove, your coin:
Safavid, Shah Tahmasp I, AH 978/1570 AD, AR Shahi, Yazd mint (AH 930-984/1524-1576 AD)
Left photo:
Center field:
شاه طهماسب ضرب يزد  , Shah Tahmasp zarb Yazd.
السلطان العادل الکامل الهادی الوالی ابوالمظفر شاه طهماسب بهادر خان الصفوی خلدالله تعالی ملکه و سلطانه
Al-Sultan al-'Adil al-Kamil al-Hadi al-Wali Abu al-Muzafar Shah Tahmasp Bahadur Khan al-Safavi, Khalad Allah Ta'ala malkahu wa sultanahu.
The date is below the central carouche " 978 ۹۷۸ ".
Right photo:
Field: inside center cartouche, shiite formula (Kalima):
" لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله علی ولی الله ", La illah l'Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, 'Ali Wali Allah, meaning, " no God but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God, 'Ali is the chosen one of God ".
Margin: circular legend of the 12 Shiite Imams:
" علي حسن حسين علي محمد جعفر موسى علي محمد علي حسن محمد " 'Ali Hasan Hussein 'Ali Muhammad Jafar Musa 'Ali Muhammad 'Ali Hasan Muhammad"

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


Thanks Maythem - complete details as usual. Much appreciated.