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Scarce silver drachm in the name of Mohamed, struck under Caliph al-Mahdi, ca.770/780 AD, Abbasid governors of Samarqand

Scarce silver drachm in the name of Mohamed, struck under Caliph al-Mahdi, ca.770/780 AD, Abbasid governors of Samarqand

Bust right, Sogdian legends right, Arabic “Mohamed” behind the bust / Fire altar and attendants. 25mm, 2.90 g. cf. Zeno 16689.

Cut across the face. Intentional defacement?

“Mohamed” was the given name of Caliph al-Mahdi. Only a few coins were minted with “Mohamed” – most were minted with the name “Mahdi”.

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