Dirham dated to reign of Isma’il ibn Ahmad

Date: 912

Place of Production: Central Asia, found in Lincolnshire.

Description: A dirham (a type of coin) tentatively  dated to 300 AH (AD 912) and the reign of emir Isma’il ibn Ahmad  (295-301 AH), a powerful ruler of the Samanid dynasty.

The coin probably made its way to England in the hands of viking voyagers.

Size: 27.92 mm diameter.

Held at: Portable Antiquities Scheme

Accession Number: NCL-544D22

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