Nice Saffarid gold 1/2 dinar, Khalaf bin Ahmed, 2nd reign (972-980 AD), Sijistan

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Al-Muti Billah / Khalaf bin Ahmed / 'adl, mint in the margin around (Sijistan) // Lillah / Muhammad / Rasul / Allah, date in the margin around (very crude, 36x can be read with certainty, the last digit is probably 4, making the date 364 AH (974 AD)). 12mm, 1.87 grams. Sijistan mint. Album 1417. SKU Q382-49834

Mentioning Abbasid Caliph al-Muti (946-974 AD). Lovely quality coin for this very crude issue.

The Saffarid dynasty was a Sunni dynasty from Sistan that ruled over parts of Mesopotamia, with its capital at Zaranj (a city now in southwestern Afghanistan), from 861 to 1003. One of the first indigenous dynasties to emerge after the Islamic conquest, the Saffarids were finally conquered in 1002 AD by Mahmud Ghaznavi and absorbed into the Ghaznavid realm.

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