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    TABARISTAN. Abbasid Governors. Anonymous (AH 164-177 / AD 780-793). AR hemidrachm. NGC AU. Tabaristan, AFZWT type, dated PYE 135 (Post Yazdgard Era) = AH 170 (AD 786). Crowned Sasanian style bust right, four pellets on breastplate, crescent and star on shoulders; "May xvarrah increase" in Pahlavi across fields; open double circle border with star-in-crescent motif at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock and "excellent" and "good" in 2nd and 3rd quarters / Fire altar flanked by attendants; pellets flanking flames; date to left, mint to right; alternating triple pellets and star-in-crescents in outer margin. Malek 164.1. Album 73. 

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