Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan. Sulaimān. PYE 136-138 / AH 171-173 / AD 787-789. AR Hemidrachm. Dated PYE 137 (AH 172 / AD 788). RARE

World Coins - Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan. Sulaimān. PYE 136-138 / AH 171-173 / AD 787-789. AR Hemidrachm. Dated PYE 137 (AH 172 / AD 788). RARE
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Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan. Sulaimān. PYE 136-138 / AH 171-173 / AD 787-789. AR Hemidrachm (23mm, 1.96 g, 2h). Dated PYE 137 (AH 172 / AD 788). Pseudo-bust with lozenge in place of head; “May xvarrah increase” in Pahlavi behind, “Sulaimān” in Arabic before; open double circle border with star-in-crescent motif at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock and “excellent” and “good” in 2nd and 3rd quarters of margin / Fire altar with attendants flanking; stars flanking flames, date to left, mint to right; triple circle border with alternating star-in-crescent and triple pellet motifs. Malek 102. Near EF, toned.
 

Scarce Iconoclastic issue.

This unusual type was issued by a strict Muslim, who adhered to the Islamic law forbidding representations of living things. The face on the portrait is basically blank, similar to the way that Mohammed and other holy men are represented in Muslim art.

 
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