Normal arabic inscriptions on both sides, including Kalima and "bakh, bakh", date (864 AH / 868 AD) and mint (Shash). Mint of Shash (Chach, modern Tashkent). 27mm, 5.08 grams. SKU T1730-20984.
The Samanids were a native dynasty in Central Asia and Greater Khorasan, named after its founder Saman Khuda who converted to Sunni Islam despite being from Zoroastrian theocratic nobility.