Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Authorities on the Islamic coinage of the Eastern Iranian territories (8th-11th centuries)

Sep 12, 2022, 4:00 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

Auditorium Maximum - Hall D


Arturo Annucci (Università di Napoli L'Orientale )


The period between the Abbasid revolution (c.120s/c.740s) and the battle of Dandanqan (431/1040) is an extremely complex one for the Islamic regions of the eastern Iranian areas (Zābulistān, Kābulistān, Sīstān, and Khurāsān). A detailed analysis of the monetary history of these regions is essential for understanding the changes these territories underwent. Preliminary results of a historical analysis of the coinages of the dynasties ruling over the area in this period will be presented, with a focus on the figures and authorities appearing on coins. These figures reflect the political transformation (and fragmentation) of the area from the beginning of the Abbasid period to the Turkic period and could give important information on the functioning of mints and administrative organization as well.

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Arturo Annucci (Università di Napoli L'Orientale )

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