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

Central Asia / Silk Road, AR bracteate/plaque in Hunnic style

Central Asia / Silk Road. AR bracteate/plaque in Hunnic style. 5th – 8th cent. AD 1.05 g, 22.42 – 23.32

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

Western Turks, AR ½ drachm, Later Nezak, Type 270

Western Turk Dynasties. Coin in the name of the Nezak, but struck during the time of the Western Turks (second

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

Hunnic Tribes, AE unit, principalities in Kashmir Smast

Hunnic principalities in Kashmir Smast. Unknown ruler. Between V and VIII c. AD AE unit 0.89 g, 10.5 – 11

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

Alchon Huns, AE obol, Anonymous Alkhan Ruler

Alchon Huns. Anonymous Alkhan Ruler (end of 5 cent. AD) AE obol 0.38 g, 4.82 – 15.12 mm Unpublished type

Great Mongols, BI jital, Möngke Khan, Ghazna, 655AH

Great Mongols. Möngke Khan (649-657AH / 1251-1259AD) AE jital Ghaznah mint Choice XF. RARE References: Z-157668 (similar coin) ♦Please, note

Bactrian Greeks, AE dichalkon, Diodotos II Theos

Bactrian Greeks. Diodotos II Theos (246-235 BC) AE dichalkon 10.11 g, 21.14 – 22.87 mm Aï Khanoum mint OBVERSE:  Laureate

Abbasid Revolution, AE fals, ‘Sulayman b. ‘Abd Allah, Sijistan

Abbasid Revolution. Sulayman b. ‘Abd Allah (755-757 AD) AE fals 2.61 g, 19 – 21.5 mm Struck in Sijistan, but

Sasanians, AR drachm, Shapur II

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

Bactrian Greeks / Seleucids, AR diobol, local series

Macedonians / Seleucids in Bactria (330-140 BC) AR diobol, local standard 0.98 g, 10 mm Uncertain mint in the Oxus

Islamic AV bracteate. Temp. Mongol conquest of Central Asia

Unearthed in a small hoard of Great Mongol’s anonymous AV dinars of Bukhara mint. Produced during Great Mongol conquest of

Bactrian Greeks, AE unit, Eukratides I

Bactrian Greeks. Eukratides I (175-145 BC) AE square unit. Indian standard 9.31 g, 22 x 24 mm OBVERSE: Diademed, draped,

Indo-Greek Kingdoms, AE tetradrachm, Hermaios Soter

BAKTRIA. Indo-Greek Kingdom. Hermaios Soter (105-90 BC) AE tetradrachm 23 mm, 8.87 g Posthumous issue struck by Indo-Skythians , circa

Great Mongols, BI jital, anonymous, Kurraman mint

Great Mongols. Great Khans. Anonymous. 1220s-1250s AD BI jital (3.05 g) Kurraman mint OBVERSE: Persian word “panji” which means “fifth”

Western Turks, AE unit, Turk Shahi, Type 331B

Iranian Huns. Western Turk Dynasties. Turk Shahi Kings of Kabul and Gandhara (650 to early 9th c. CE) AE unit

Great Mongols, AR dirham, temp. Ögedei Khan

Great Mongols. Temp. Ögedei Khan (624-639AH / 1227-1241AD) AR dirham ND, undetermined Eastern mint (probably Ghazna) OBVERSE: Persian “be-qovvat-e aferidegar-e ‘alam” (by

Great Mongols, AV dinar, temp. Chingiz Khan, 618AH

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Great Mongols. Temp. Chingiz Khan (603-624AH / 1206-1227AD) AV dinar 4.8 g Style of Badakhshan mint Clear date 618AH (in

BACTRIANUMIS - Ancient and Islamic Rare Coins & Antiques

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