Category:Coinage of the Samanid Empire
This category lists the coinage issued by the Samanid Empire. The Samanids were the first native dynasty to emerge since the Muslim Arab conquest, defeating the Saffarids, and replacing Arabic with Persian as the official language. They were established in 819 AD. At their maximum extent, the Samanids ruled over eastern Iran, Afghanistan, and other parts of central Asia including Uzbekistan. They eventually became weak and Turkic slave commanders (the Ghaznavids) took control of all Samanid lands south of the Oxus River. Their capital in Bukhara (Uzbekistan) was seized by the Karakhanids in 999 AD, ending the dynasty.