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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-WH0009
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  al-Amin; Bukhara
Denomination:  Dirham
Place made:  Asia: Uzbekistan, Bukhara
Culture:  Abbasid
Date made:  809-813 AD
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  2.57
Axis (degrees):  0.00
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of king with mural crown, korymbos above; ribbon to l. of bust; three large pellets on breast. Reverse: Fire altar with two attendants; holding spears/barsom.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: بسم الله محمد رسول الله محمديه مما امر به الامين على سليمن اله قبولله (In the name of God, Muhammed is the messenger of God, [this coin] is of Muhammed, commander al-Amin, on the order of Sulayman. Accept it.)

Bibliography:  SNS Uzbekistan Typ.Ie/1, 438

2 Related Media Items

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2 Related People

al-Amin
Abbasid
787
813
Bukhara
Turkic; Abbasid; Uzbek


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