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Why add this Tabaristan Silver Hemidrachm from the Silk Road Hoard to your collection?
The Kingdom of Tabaristan was situated in what is currently Northern Iran, on the southern shore of the Caspian Sea, along the main branch of the 7,000 mile long Great Silk Road trade route. This silver hemidrachm, struck in the name of Tabaristan Governor Sa'id, A.D. 776-779, has been authenticated as part of the Silk Road Hoard, which had been buried for more than 1,200 years.
Incredibly detailed imagery
Sa'id is portrayed on the obverse, facing right, depicted in the style of the Sassanian King Khusru II, wearing a winged crown with a crescent and star symbol at its center.
A Sassanian style fire altar is illustrated on the reverse, flanked by two attendants. The image is framed by three intricately textured concentric circles.
Magnificent Choice Mint State
This Kingdom of Tabaristan Silver Hemidrachm is graded Choice Mint State, by the ancient coin experts at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, NGC Ancients. This beautifully struck coin, with a Sheldon Scale equivalent of 63-64, will have just a few marks or scuffs evident, and will exhibit much of the original Mint luster, with no sign of wear. This authenticated artifact is sealed in a labeled NGC holder, and enclosed in a clear story vault display case accompanied by an exciting information card with a historical narrative explaining the significance of the Great Silk Road.
Add this highly graded Silver Hemidrachm from the ancient Kingdom of Tabaristan to your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||776-779|
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