Arab-Sassanian Coin, Bīshāpūr, Minted In 47 AH / 667 CE

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Anonymous Arab-Sassanian coin, frozen in 47 AH.


47 AH / 667-668 CE.


Obverse field: Typical late Arab-Sassanian bust, anonymous. Obverse margin: bism Allāh al-malik ("In the name of God, the King").

Reverse field: Typical Arab-Sassanian fire-altar with attendants with mint (Bīshāpūr).


Weight = 3.95 gms.

These coins were also minted in 45 AH / 665 CE.


Not known. Images of the coin are from the Arab-Sasanian (Or Early Muslim) Coinage. Similar coins are also found in the British Museum, London.

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[1] J. Walker, A Catalogue Of The Muhammadan Coins In The British Museum, 1941, Volume I - Arab-Sassanian Coins, British Museum: London, pp. 18-19.

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