Nice Saffarid gold 1/5 dinar, Khalaf bin 'hmed, 2nd reign (972-980 CE), Sijistan

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Al-Muti Billah / Khalaf bin "hmed / 'adl, mint in the margin around (Sijistan) // Lillah / Muhammad / Rasul / Allah, partially visible date in the margin around (36x AH (970's AD)). 12mm, 0.72 grams. Sijistan mint. Album 1417. SKU Q421-49835

Mentioning Abbasid Caliph al-Muti (946-974 AD). Crude calligraphy, but well-struck for this 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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