Normal arabic inscriptions on both sides, including Kalima, date (337 AH / 948 AD) and mint (Ferghana). Mint of Ferghana. 24mm, 2.99 grams. Very Rare. 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.