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Rare bronze fals of Nasr II bin Ahmad (914-943 AD), Samarqand mint, 304 AH / 916 AD, Samanids in Central Asia

Rare bronze fals of Nasr II bin Ahmad (914-943 AD), Samarqand mint, 304 AH / 916 AD, Samanids in Central Asia
Normal arabic inscriptions on both sides, including Kalima, mint (Samarqand) and date (304 AH = 916 AD). Mint of Samarqand. 25mm, 3.02 grams. 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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