Copper fals, naming governor Ghassan, 204 AH/819, al-Shash, Abbasid Caliphate

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Arabic inscriptions spread on both sides: Kalima, date and mint around. Struck in the name of governor of Khorasan, Ghassan bin 'Abbad. Dated to 204 AH = 819 AD, mint of Shash (Chach or modern Tashkent). 22mm, 3.05 grams. Album 334F; Zeno 125464.

Cruder cast issue.

Rare Central Asian Abbasid issue, struck at the fringes of the Abbasid Empire.


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