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Why add this ancient Tabaristan Silver Hemidrachm to your collection?
The Kingdom of Tabaristan prospered for its location at the southern shore of the Caspian Sea, along the main northern trade route of the Great Silk Road, which stretched from the Far East Chinese city of Chang'an to Constantinople. The now famous route served as not only a means to trade luxury items, but to exchange culture and philosophical ideals. This Silver Hemidrachm was issued by Umar, Governor of Tabaristan, and struck A.D. 771-780 at the Tabaristan Mint.
Traditional design of the Sassanian Empire
The obverse of the Silver Hemidrachm of Umar replicates the coinage imagery of Sassanian King Khusru II, featuring Umar in a winged crown.
Fire, the patron god of the Kingdom of Tabaristan, adorns the reverse, portrayed as a traditional fire altar, depicted in the Sassanian style, attended by two standing figures.
Mint State ancient coin
This ancient Silver Hemidrachm of Tabaristan is graded Mint State, which is comparable to a Sheldon Scale grade of 60-62, by NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) specialized ancient coin grading division. The magnificent silver coin will exhibit sharp details with exceptional strike quality and eye appeal. The Hemidrachm is enclosed in a NGC holder, and presented in a unique story vault display case, featuring a full-color information card about Medieval Treasure from the Great Silk Road.
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This Tabaristan, Silver Hemidrachm of Umar (AD 771-780) - obv. Bust/rv. Fire Altar - Silk Road Hoard NGC MS (Story Vault) is proudly minted by the Ancient Mint.
|Year of Issue:||771-780|
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