Item #5143, IRANIAN silver coin, Abbasid Governors of Tabaristen, Hani ibn Hani, 1/2 dirham, (PYE 137/172AH/AD788) Album #69, Malek 110.1

Ancient Coins - Item #5143, IRANIAN silver coin, Abbasid Governors of Tabaristen, Hani ibn Hani,  1/2 dirham, (PYE 137/172AH/AD788) Album #69, Malek 110.1
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Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan
Hani ibn Hani (PYE 137-138) AH 172-174 (AD 788-790)

ReignPYE 137-138 ( AH 172-174/AD 788-790)
DenominationAR hemi-drachm (Tabari dirham)
Date StruckYear PYE 137 (172AH/AD788)
MintTPWRSTAN (Tabaristan)
ObverseBust right, breast ornament:  Hani's name in Arabic  (هانی) on the right, below it Arabic letter ein ع.
ReverseFire altar with 2 attendants; star left and crescent right of flames. 3 pellets. Pahlavi date to left, mint name to right 'TPWRSTAN' (Tabaristan).
Weight1.98 gr.
Diameter23 mm.
ReferenceAlbum's Checklist #69, Malek 110.1
GradeGood XF/almost UNC (nicely toned)
Comments

It seems from numismatic evidence that Hani was appointed as a governor of Tabaristan by Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid in late AH 171 (a few rare coins with his name dated PYE 136 has survived). Hani, according to historical evidence, was a fair, just and a popular governor. Building of a central mosque in Amol has been credited to him. In his book, Malek attributes some late dated rare coins of PYE 140 to Hani but Album suggests those coins may be mules of later governors. With many coins over-crossing the dates, it may be safe to assume that due to political uprising in the area, Tabaristan was too large for one governor to rule, hence from the death of Jarir, Tabaristan was divided into parts governed by Sulayman, Ma'add, Muqatil and Hani. The Arabic letter ein ع under his name may suggest that he was considered the top governor.

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Quotazione: 12/12/17

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