عنوان مقاله [English]
Although the rein of Afsharian was short, Nader's attention and that of his successors to minting coins caused a large number of coins from him and the kings after him to be scattered all over the country. After military expedition to India and the conquer of the northern regions such as Turkestan, Nader combined the monetary system of Iran and India and circulated a new monetary structure with various units and different names such as "Qirān-i Nādirī", "Bīstī", "Follis", "‘Abbāsī", "Ashrafī". Upon Nader's death, the monetary system was gradually disintegrated, but his successors continued to mint coins because one of the aspects of the legitimacy of their rule was coins. While introducing and identifying the Afshārī coins in the Razavi Museum, this article is intended to answer several questions such as: What was the monetary system of the Afshārī period like? What effect did the conquest of India have on the monetary structure of this period? What were the currency units of this period? What are the apparent features of these coins and what do the expressions incised on them contain?
By examining these coins, it seems that although Nader and his successors inherited a state with a ruined economy and their ambitions for hegemony paved the ground for long-term wars, none of them caused them to neglect minting of coins and during this period they minted many coins with a high variety and different weights and sizes in the form of metals such as gold, silver and copper, which were scattered throughout their ruling territory. In order to answer the above-mentioned questions, this research has employed a descriptive-analytical approach and has been based on both library and fieldwork methods. In the library method, the written sources were studied and indexed; and in the fieldwork method, the information concerning the apparent features of the coins was obtained through the objective observation and examination of coins and the use of identification cards and reading their inscriptions.