Artist Islamic, Iranian
Mint Mint of Tabaristan
  • Dirham
  • Hemidrachm of Abbasid Governor Umar ibn al-Ala, (?) (alternate title)
Date 650's
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 7/8 inch (2.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William Deutsch
Accession Number 66.289
Department Islamic Art
On View Islamic N120, Level 1 (see map)
Signed Signed, reverse, to right, in Pahlevi, mint signature: [transtlated: TPURSTAN [Tabaristan]]
Inscriptions Inscribed, obverse, to right, in Arabic: [translated: Umar]
Inscrbied, obverse, to left, in Pahlevi: [translated: may [his] splendor increase]
Inscribed, rever, to left, in Pahlevi: [year date 124 ?]
Dr. William Deutsch;
1966-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)