Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan 780-793 A.D. Silver Hemidrachm. 25mm, 1.75gm NGC Certified
Dated PYE 134 (AH 169 / AD 785).
Obverse: Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; “excellent” and “good” in 2nd and 3rd quarters of margin.
Reverse: Fire altar flanked by attendants; pellets flanking flames; star within crescent at cardinal points in margin and grouping of three pellets equidistant between. NGC Certified & Graded Ch XF (Choice Extremely Fine), good and bright metal, with remaining original luster in fields; nicer in hand.
*Ref. Malek 158.