Rare fals, Tahir (845-862) and Yahya, 233AH, Shash, Tahirid/Samanid issue, Central Asia

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Naming the Samanid Amir Yahya bin Assad (819-855 AD) and his nominal overlord, the Tahirid amir Tahir bin Abdallah. Normal arabic inscriptions on both sides, including Kalima, mint (Shash) and date (233 AH = 847 AD). Mint of Shash (Chach, modern Tashkent). 22mm, 2.49 grams. Album A1441; cf. Zeno 301714.

Rare and very nice quality.

Joint Abbasid/Tahirid issue, rare. Citing both Tahir II (845-862) and the Samanid Amir Yahya (819-855 CE).

Tahir ibn 'Abdallah (died 862) was the son of the former Tahirid governor of Khurasan 'Abdallah (d.844 CE), and a Tahirid governor of Khurasan from 845 until 862. He was the governor for seventeen years under Abbasid caliph al-Wathiq, al-Mutawakkil and al-Muntasir. He was semi-independent, acknowledging both the Samanids and the Abbasid Caliphs as his superior and placing the names of the Samanid Amirs and Abbasid Caliphs on his coinage.



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