Umayyad, AE fals, anonymous

Umayyad Caliphate. Anonymous AE fals 1.70 g, 14.5 mm No mint. Undated. With religious legends only XF. Nice dark patina.

Arab-Sasanian, AE pashiz, anonumous, Zaranj

Arab-Sasanian. Anonymous. Temp. ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan to Marwan II ibn Muhammad (65-132 AH / 685-750 AD) AE pashiz 1.98

Mughal Empire, AR shahrukhi, Humayun, Lahore

Mughal Empire. Humayun (937-947AH; 962-963AH / 1530-1540AD; 1555-1556AD) AR shahrukhi 4.65 g, 27.5 – 28.0 mm Lahore mint. Undated issue

Abbasid Revolution, AE fals, anonymous, Sijistan

Abbasid Revolution. Anonymous. 127-140 AH / 744-757 AD AE fals 3.20 g, 22 – 22.5 mm Struck in Sijistan Near

Bactrian Greeks, AE unit, Euthydemos I, local imitation

Bactrian Greeks. Euthydemos I (230-200 BC) AE unit. Local (Indo-Scythian) imitation 4.23 g, 20.5 mm Choice VF Reference: Z-167211 (this coin) ♦Please, note

Umayyad, AE fals, anonymous, Sabur, 120AH

Umayyad Caliphate. Anonymous AE fals Sabur mint Dated 120AH With Kufic legend “amara allah bi al-wafa wa al-adl, baraka” on

Bactrian Greeks / Seleucids, AR diobol, local series

Macedonians / Seleucids in Bactria (330-140 BC) AR diobol, local standard 1.19 g Uncertain mint in the Oxus region OBVERSE:

Barakzai, AR half rupee, Sher `Ali, 1287AH

Barakzai Dynasty (1239-1319 AH). Sher `Ali (1280-1296 AH) AR half rupee Qandahar issue (1280-1295 AH) Dated 1287 AH 5.51 g,

Turk Shahi Kings, AE unit, Sri Sahi, imitation w. Pennant

Turk Shahi Kings of Kabul and Gandhara. Sri Sahi, imitation with pennant (end of VII c. AD)   AE unit Vondrovec

Sasanians, AR drachm, Shapur II, Sakastan

Sasanians. Shapur II (309-379AD) AR drachm 3.83 g, 19 – 21 mm Mint V (Sakastan, modern Zaranj in South-Western Afghanistan) OBVERSE: Bust

Kushano-Sasanians, AE drachm, Hormazd I Kushanshah

Kushano-Sasanians. Ohrmazd / Hormazd / Hormizd I Kushanshah (290-320AD) AE drachm 2.49 g, 15 mm OBVERSE: Draped bust of Hormazd

Indo-Parthians, AR tetradrachm, Farn-Sasan

Indo-Parthians. Later Indo-parthians in Arachosia (150-240 AD) AR tetradrachm 11.30 g OBVERSE: diademed bust of Farn-Sasan to left, hair in

Mughal, AR tanka, Zahir al-din Babur, Agra, 936AH

Mughal. Zahir al-Din Babur / Babar (899-937 AH / 1493-1530 AD) 3rd reign, issues of Indian mints, 933 – 937

Alchon Huns, AE unit, unсertain type

Iranian Huns. Alchon Huns. Khingila and his successors (mid 5th – early 6th cent. AD) AE unit 1.33 g, 16

Bactrian Greeks, AR obol, Eukratides I Megas

Bactrian Greeks. Eukratides I Megas (175-145 BC) AR obol 0.43 g, 9 – 9.5 mm Minted at Baktra or an

Bactrian Greeks, AE-NI unit, Euthydemos II

Bactrian Greeks. Euthydemos II (185-180 BC) AE-NI unit 2.69 g. Uncertain weight standard Probably a local imitation by Sakka /

Hunnic Tribes, AE unit, Anonymous Alkhan Clan Ruler

Hunnic Tribes. Alchon Huns. Anonymous (385-450 AD) AE unit 3.31 g OBVERSE: bust in profile wiev reght, wearing Shapur II’s

Indo-Greek Kingdoms, AE unit, Antialkidas

Indo-Greek Kingdoms. Antialkidas (115-95 BC) AE unit 4.49 g OBVERSE: Head of Zeus right with thunder bold on shoulder. Geek

Great Mongols, BI jital, Möngke Khan, Trident Tamga

Great Mongols. Möngke Khan (649-657AH / 1251-1259AD) BI jital 3.22 g No date and mint OBVERSE: Trident tamgha of Möngke

Mongols of Iran / Ilkhans, AR dirham, Hulagu Khan

Mongols of Iran / Ilkhans. Hulagu Khan (654-663AH) AR dirham 2.58 g Uncertain mint Date unclear Superb UNC to MS

Hunnic Tribes. Turk Shahi Kings, AE unit, Type 315

Turk Shahi Kings. Uncertain type – Vondrovec Type 315 AE unit 1.19 g, 16 – 17.5 mm Near VF. RARE Reference: Z-157662 (this

Western Turks, AE drachm, Tegin of Khorasan, Type 240

Turk Shahi Kings of Kabul and Gandhara. Tegin of Khorasan (after 680 – around 738 AD) AE drachm 2.31 g

Abbasid, AE fals, temp. Harun al-Rashid, Balkh, 170AH

Abbasid Caliphate. Caliph Harun al-Rashid (170-193 AH/ 786-809 AD) Citing ‘Isa AE fals 3.20 g, 21.15 – 22.11 mm Balkh

Timurid, AR tanga, Timur with Mahmud Khan

Timurid. Timur (Tamerlane) with Chagatayid Mahmud Khan (790-807 AH), citing Mahmud Khan during his lifetime AR tanga 5.66 g, 25.71

Hunnic Tribes, AR drachm, Tobazini / Goboziko

Hephthalites in Bactria. “Tobazini” / “Goboziko” (first half of V cent. AD)  AR drachm 3.67 g OBVERSE: Crowned bust after

Sasanians, AR drachm, Varhran (Bahram) IV

Sasanians. Varhran (Bahram) IV (388-399 AD) AR drachm 3.58 g,  22.33 – 23.14 mm VF Reference: Z-208348 (this coin) ♦Please, note

Indo-Greek Kingdoms, AR drachm, Apollodotos I Soter

Indo-Greek Kingdoms. Apollodotos I Soter (175-165 BC) AR drachm 2.40 g Bilingual series OBVERSE: Bactrian legend “Basilews Apollodotou Swtrs /

Sasanians, AR drachm, Khusru I, 533 AD

Sasanians. Khusru I (531-579 AD) AR drachm 3.61 g,  29 – 31.5 mm MA mint (May/Masabadan in Media) 3rd regnal

Sasanians, AR drachm, Peroz I, 2nd crown

Sasanians. Peroz I (457-484 AD), 2nd crown type (458-474 AD) AR drachm 4.18 g,  26 – 29.5 mm BBA (court)

Timurid, AV 1/12 Indian mohur, Sulayman Mirza, Badakhshan

Timurid. Sulayman Mirza (936-992AH / 1529-1584AD) AV 1/12 Indian mohur 0.89 g, 12 mm Style of Badakhshan mint Kalima /

Ilkhans, AR dirham, Arghun Khan, Damghan

Ilkhans. Temp. Arghun Khan (1284-1291 AD) AR dirham 3.06 g Damghan mint Dated (6)8xAH VF Reference: Z-209206 (this coin) ♦Please, note that

Ilkhans, AR dirham, temp. Arghun Khan, Isferayn

Ilkhans. Temp. Arghun Khan (1284-1291 AD) Arghun Khan cited as “Qa’an al-adil” AR dirham 2.60 g Isferayn mint XF Reference: Z-232578 (this

Indo-Greek Kingdoms, AR fouree drachm, Hermaeus w. Calliope

Indo-Greek Kingdoms. Antimachos II (160 – 155 BC) AR fouree drachm 2.01 g OBVERSE:  BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EPMAIOY KAI KAΛΛIOΠHΣ, jugate

Bactrian Greeks / Seleucids, AR diobol, Sophytos

Macedonians / Seleucids in Bactria.  Sophytos (246/5-235 BC) AR diobol, local standard 1.06 g, 10 – 11 mm Uncertain mint

Central Asia / Silk Road, hunnic AE bractete of Byzantine style

Central Asia / Silk Road. Hunnic copper bracteate of Byzantine style Prototype – Byzantine AV solidus of emperor Heraclius, with

Barakzai, AR rupee, Dost Muhammad, Kabul, 1241AH

Barakzai Dynasty. Dost Muhammad, 1st reign at Kabul (1241-1255 AH) AR rupee 9.61 g,  22.5 – 26 mm Dated 1241AH

BACTRIANUMIS - Ancient and Islamic Rare Coins & Antiques

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