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Rare HUGE (43mm, 6.64 grams!) silver multiple dirhem of Amir Mansur bin Nuh (961-976 AD), Zaybak mint?, Badakhshan province, Samanid Empire

Rare HUGE (43mm, 6.64 grams!) silver multiple dirhem of Amir Mansur bin Nuh (961-976 AD), Zaybak mint?, Badakhshan province, Samanid Empire
With "Jid" below the circular inscription on obverse - Mitchiner states that coins with this inscription come from the town of Zaybak in eastern Badakhshan. 43mm, 6.64 grams. Mitchiner WIS 730 var.; Album 1465.

Very high quality for these!

Multiple dirhams were struck out of freshly mined and unrefined silver in the Samanid province of Badakhshan. These were not struck to any single standard (the weight of these pieces can vary from 5 to 15 grams) and probably fulfilled the role of bullion ingots as well as of (probably local) coinage. All these multiple dirhems are rare.
The Samanids were a Persian dynasty in Central Asia and Greater Khorasan, named after its founder Saman Khuda who converted to Sunni Islam despite being from Zoroastrian theocratic nobility. To legitimize the dynasty, the Samanids claimed to be descendants of Bahram Chobin, and thus descended from the House of Mihran, one of the Seven Great Houses of Iran. The Samanids were among the first native Iranian dynasties in Greater Iran and Central Asia after the Arab conquest and the collapse of the Sassanid Persian empire.Their rule lasted for 180 years, and their territory encompassed Khorasan, Ray, Transoxiania, Tabaristan, Kerman, Gorgan, and the area west of these provinces up to Isfahan.
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