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Coin Type: Silver hemidrachm of Sulaiman ben Mansur, or Sulayman ibn Musa, Abassid
governor of Tabaristan PYE 136-138 (787-789 CE)
Mint and Date: Tabaristan mint, Post Yazdgard Era 137 (after June 788 CE)
Size and Weight: 22mm x 24mm, 1.9g
Obverse: Crowned bust right, with head replaced by a lozenge containing the Arabic word bakh, meaning "good" or "excellent."
Reverse: Fire altar with stars on either side of the flame. Stylised columns each side, where attendants would be expected.
Ref: SIC Ashmolean 434 or 435
Provenance: Ancient Imports, Vcoins, November 2006
BW Ref: 002 029 093
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