A.D. 787-789 Sulayman Silver Hemidrachm

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Rare ancient silver hemidrachm by a Tabaristan ruler who had symbols instead of his portrait struck on coins!

  • Sulayman obeyed the growing Islamic prohibition against depicting the human form on coins struck during his reign A.D.787-789
  • Obverse includes symbolic diamond shape, crescents and stars
  • Reverse features a traditional fire altar used in veneration ceremonies by Zoroastrians
  • Flat-hammered edge
  • Located on the Caspian Sea's south shore, Tabaristan was on the famed Silk Road that linked Constantinople and China
  • Graded Mint State by our experts and certified by NGC

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