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ID number: BIRBI-WH0007
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: al-Mahdi; Bukhara
Place made: Asia: Uzbekistan, Bukhara
Date made: 775-785 AD
Diameter (cm): 2.5
Weight (g): 2.61
Axis (degrees): 90.00
Provenance: Whitting 3979, A. H. Baldwin, October 1961.
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: المهدي (Al-Mahdi) PWX'R XW'B K'W (Ruler of Bukhara, Kay) Reverse: None.
Bibliography: SNS Uzbekistan Typ.Ib2/1, 420
Notes: Chipped at 45 and 90 degrees on obverse.
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