Mansur I, Samanid Emir

13 Jun 2019  Thu

The Samanid Empire was an Iranian Empire ruling from 819 to 999. The Empire was centered in Khorasan and Transoxiana. At its great extent, the empire covered part of Afghanistan, large parts of Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and parts of Kazakhstan and Pakistan.

Abu Salih Mansur also is known as the Mansur I was Amir of the Samanids, reigning from 961 to 976 AD. His reign was characterized by weak rule and continuous financial troubles.

During the reign, he issued gold, silver, and bronze coins in the Dinar, Dirham, and Fals. These coins were struck at various mints such as Heart, Bukhara, and Samarqand, etc.

The above-shown bronze fals issued during his reign from Bukhara mint. The obverse of coins depicts the legend ‘La Ilaha Illah Wahdau Laa Sharika Lahu’. The reverse of a coin depicts ‘Allah Muhammadur Rasulullah’.

Image Source: Heritage Auctions

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