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Coins of ancient Bukhara



Anonymous (circa 735 - 750 AD)
AR Drachm
Frye ECT #6v.
25 mm.
3.12 gm.
Die position=7h
Obverse: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V, right; Sogdian legend Pwy'r ywB k'y 'King-Emperor of Bukhara'.
Reverse: Fire altar; bust right on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.
Note: Courtesy Robert W. Schaaf collection.


Anonymous (circa 735 - 750 AD)
AR Drachm
Frye ECT #6v.
24 mm.
2.96 gm.
Die position=3h
Obverse: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V, right; Sogdian legend Pwy'r ywB k'y 'King-Emperor of Bukhara'.
Reverse: Fire altar; bust left (!) on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.



Caliph al-Mahdi (circa 775 - 785 AD)
Billon Drachm
Frye ECT #8v.
26 mm.
2.63 gm.
Die position=10h
Obverse: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V, right.
Reverse: Fire altar; bust right on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.


Caliph al-Mahdi (circa 775 - 785 AD)
Billon Drachm
Frye ECT #8v.
26 mm.
2.48 gm.
Die position=2h
Obverse: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V, right.
Reverse: Fire altar; bust right on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.


Caliph al-Mahdi (circa 775 - 785 AD)
AE Drachm
Frye ECT #8v.
25 mm.
2.40 gm.
Die position=4h
Obverse: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V, right.
Reverse: Fire altar; bust right on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.


Caliph al-Mahdi (circa 775 - 785 AD)
AE Drachm
Frye ECT #8v.
25 mm.
2.91 gm.
Die position=2h
Obverse: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V, right.
Reverse: Fire altar; bust on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.


Caliph al-Mahdi (circa 775 - 785 AD)
AE Drachm
Frye ECT #8v.
25 mm.
2.12 gm.
Die position=4h
Obverse: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V, right.
Reverse: Fire altar; bust left on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.


Caliph al-Mahdi (circa 775 - 785 AD)
Billon Drachm
Frye ECT #8
25 mm.
2.43 gm.
Die position=12h
Obverse: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V, right; Sogdian legend Pwy'r ywB k'y 'King-Emperor of Bukhara'.
Reverse: Fire altar; bust right on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.
Note: Courtesy Jamison T. Graff collection.


Caliph al-Mahdi (circa 775 - 785 AD)
Billon Drachm
Frye ECT #8
25 mm.
2.44 gm.
Die position=10h
Obverse: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V, right; Sogdian legend Pwy'r ywB k'y 'King-Emperor of Bukhara'; Arabic legend 'al-Mahdi' behind head.
Reverse: Fire altar; bust right on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.



Caliph al-Amin (809 - 814 AD)
Billon Drachm
Frye ECT #-
24 mm.
2.44 gm.
Die position=8h
Obverse: Bust in the style of the Sasanian king Varhran V, right; Arabic legend.
Reverse: Fire altar; bust right on altar. Stylized attendants to either side.
Note: Last type of series.