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Governors of Tabaristan Dabuyid Ispahbads Silver Hemidrachm 24mm (1.83 grams) Struck circa 711-760 A.D.

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Governors of Tabaristan Silver Hemidrachm Sassanian Style Ancient Coin i53664


Authentic Ancient  Coin of:

Governors of Tabaristan

Dabuyid Ispahbads

Silver Hemidrachm 24mm (1.83 grams) Struck circa 711-760 A.D.

Reference: Sunrise 1039-1040

Sassanian style bust right in style of Khosrau II.

Zoroastrian fire altar flanked by two attendants.


You are buying the exact item pictured,  provided with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee of  Authenticity.


Tapuria (widely known as Tabaristan)  was the name of the former historic region in the Southern coasts of Caspian searoughly in the location of northern  and southern slopes of Elburz range . The region roughly corresponded to the modern provinces  of Golestan, Mazandaran and northern Semnan.


Early  history


The Amardians are believed to have been the earliest inhabitants of the  region where modern day Mazanderan and Gilan are located. The establishment of  the early great kingdom dates back to about the first millennium BCE when the  Hyrcanian Kingdom was founded with Sadracarta (somewhere near modern Sari) as its capital. Its extent was so large that for centuries the Caspian Sea was called the Hyrcanian Ocean. The  first known dynasty were the Faratatians, who ruled some centuries before  Christ. During the rise of the Parthians, many of the Amerdians were forced  into exile to the southern slopes of the Elburz mountains known today as Varamin and Garmsar, and the Tabaris (who were then living  somewhere between today's Yaneh Sar to the north and Shahrud to the south)  replaced them in the region. During the indigenous Gushnaspian dynasty many of  the people adopted Christianity. In 418 CE the Tapurian calendar (similar to the Armenian and Galeshi) was designed and its use implemented.  The Gashnaspians ruled the region until 528 CE, when, after a long period of  fighting, the Sassanid King Kopad defeated the last Gashnaspian king.


Medieval  Era


The Mazandaranis never compromised with Kopad and  he soon left the region, but he placed Zarmehr on the throne in 537 CE. As a  native of the region, he became popular. Zarmehr traced his genealogy to Kaveh,  the legendary smith. During the reign of the Zarmehrians many people gradually  converted to Zoroastrianism, and the language of the Mazanderanis was somewhat  altered. When the Sassanid empire fell, Yezdgerd III escaped to Tapuria to make  use of the Mazanderani's bravery and resistance to repel the Arabs. By his  order, AdarVelash (the last Zarmehrian king) ceded the dominion to Ispahbod Gil  Jamaspi in 645 CE, while western and Southern Gilan and other parts of Gil's  domain merged under the name of Tapuria. He then chose Amol as capital of United  Tapuria in 647 CE. The dynasty of Gil was known as Gavbareh in Gilan, and as the  Dabuyans in eastern Tapuria. Farrukhan the Great (the fourth king of the  Dabuyans), who was crowned after Khorshid I, expanded Tapuria to eastern parts  of today's Turkmenistan and repulsed the Turks around 725 CE. While the Dabuyans  were in the Plainy regions, the Sokhrayans governed the mountainous regions.  Venday Hormuzd ruled the region for about 50 years until 1034 CE. After 1125 CE,  (the year Maziar was assassinated by subterfuge) an increase in conversion to  Islam was achieved, not by the Arab Caliphs, but by the Imam's ambassadors.  Mazandaranis and Gilaks were one of the first groups of ians to convert  directly to Shia Islam.


Modern  era


Tapuria remained independent until 1596, when Shah Abbas I, Mazandarani on his mother's side,  incorporated Mazandaran into his Safavid empire, forcing many Armenians,  Georgians, Kurds and Qajar Turks to settle in Mazandaran. Pietro Della Valle, who visited a town near Pirouzcow in Mazandaran, noted thatMazandarani women never wore the veil and  didn't hesitate to talk to foreigners. He also noted that he had never  encountered people with as much civility as the Mazandaranis. After the Safavid period, the  Qajars began to campaign south from Mazandaran with Aqa Mohammed Khan who  already incorporated Mazandaran into his empire in 1782.


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