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Rare silver dirham jital of Tahir bin Muhammad (901-908 AD), Fars mint, Saffarid Dynasty (A-1404)

Rare silver dirham jital of Tahir bin Muhammad (901-908 AD), Fars mint, Saffarid Dynasty (A-1404)

Standard Abbasid type. Dated to 296 AH (908 AD). Fars mint. 31.5mm, 2.82 grams. A-1404.

The Saffarid dynasty was established by the famous Yaqub, the rebel against Harun al-Rashid, who established his own dynasty centered around Sistan. The dynasty was extinguished around 1003 AD, but reappeared once again in the area of Sistan as the Ghaznavid Empire was weakening and controlled the area until the Mongol invasion in the 13th century.

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