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Important Coins of the Islamic World

Morton & Eden Ltd. Live Webcast Auction 22 Apr 2013 14:00 BST

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ARAB-SASANIAN, AL-HAKAM B. ABI AL-‘ASDrachm, ANWAT (uncertain location, in Kirman) or HWNZYT (

Lot 1

ARAB-SASANIAN, AL-HAKAM B. ABI AL-‘ASDrachm, ANWAT (uncertain location, in Kirman) or HWNZYT (Hunzit) 57hOBVERSE: In margin: bismillah al-HakamWEI...

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ARAB-SASANIAN, AL-HAKAM B. ABI AL-‘ASDrachm, PYR (uncertain location, possibly in Kirman)

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ARAB-SASANIAN, AL-HAKAM B. ABI AL-‘ASDrachm, PYR (uncertain location, possibly in Kirman) 58hOBVERSE: In margin: bismillah al-HakamWEIGHT: 4.01gRE...

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ARAB-SASANIAN, HUMRAN B. ABANDrachm, ART (Ardashir Khurra) 72hOBVERSE: In margin, starting in second

Lot 3

ARAB-SASANIAN, HUMRAN B. ABANDrachm, ART (Ardashir Khurra) 72hOBVERSE: In margin, starting in second quadrant: bismillah – Humran bin AbanWEIGHT: ...

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ARAB-ARMENIAN, MUHAMMAD B. MARWANDrachm, mint-letter AY (possibly struck in Dabil circa 75-78h)

Lot 4

ARAB-ARMENIAN, MUHAMMAD B. MARWANDrachm, mint-letter AY (possibly struck in Dabil circa 75-78h)OBVERSE: Bust of Khusraw II to right, Pahlawi MHMT ...

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ARAB-LATIN COINAGE, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Gold Solidus, Spain, Indiction XII = 93hOBVERSE: Around

Lot 5

ARAB-LATIN COINAGE, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Gold Solidus, Spain, Indiction XII = 93hOBVERSE: Around central eight-pointed star: …]NNdSdSdSSTHIC[…...

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‡ARAB-BYZANTINEGold Solidus, undated (possibly circa 60-72h)OBVERSE: DN FOCAS – P?RP AVC, draped and

Lot 6

‡ARAB-BYZANTINEGold Solidus, undated (possibly circa 60-72h)OBVERSE: DN FOCAS – P?RP AVC, draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown, surmoun...

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ARAB-BYZANTINEGold solidus, undated (possibly circa 60-72h)OBVERSE: ddNNhC?CLI[…], facing busts of

Lot 7

ARAB-BYZANTINEGold solidus, undated (possibly circa 60-72h)OBVERSE: ddNNhC?CLI[…], facing busts of Heraclius (on left) and Heraclius Constantine (...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dinar, no mint name, 77hOBVERSE: In margin,

Lot 8

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dinar, no mint name, 77hOBVERSE: In margin, starting at 3.00: Muhammad rasul Allah arsulahu bi’l-hu...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN to HISHAM IIA set of 55 post-Reform Umayyad dinars, all

Lot 9

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN to HISHAM IIA set of 55 post-Reform Umayyad dinars, all with no mint-name, comprising an example of each ye...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, no mint name, 79hOBVERSE: In border: annulets

Lot 10

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, no mint name, 79hOBVERSE: In border: annulets O O O O OREVERSE: In border: annulets o o o o...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. SULAYMAN (96-99h)Dirham, Abarqubadh 97hWEIGHT: 2.55gREFERENCE: Klat 22CONDITION:

Lot 11

UMAYYAD, TEMP. SULAYMAN (96-99h)Dirham, Abarqubadh 97hWEIGHT: 2.55gREFERENCE: Klat 22CONDITION: Light graffiti on obverse, very fine and very rare...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h)Dirham, Ifriqiya 110hREVERSE: In border: annulets oo oo oo oo oo

Lot 12

UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h)Dirham, Ifriqiya 110hREVERSE: In border: annulets oo oo oo oo oo WEIGHT: 2.91gREFERENCE: Klat 97.aCONDITION: Good ...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. MARWAN II (127-132h)Dirham, Ifriqiya 128hOBVERSE: In border: annulets O O O O O In

Lot 13

UMAYYAD, TEMP. MARWAN II (127-132h)Dirham, Ifriqiya 128hOBVERSE: In border: annulets O O O O O In field: eight-pointed star belowWEIGHT: 2.87gREFE...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. MARWAN II (127-132h)Dirham, Ifriqiya 132hOBVERSE: In margin: legend reads al-

Lot 14

UMAYYAD, TEMP. MARWAN II (127-132h)Dirham, Ifriqiya 132hOBVERSE: In margin: legend reads al-dirhar (sic, for al-dirham)REVERSE: In field: first li...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. YAZID II (101-105h)Dirham, al-Andalus 103hOBVERSE: In border: annulets o o o o

Lot 15

UMAYYAD, TEMP. YAZID II (101-105h)Dirham, al-Andalus 103hOBVERSE: In border: annulets o o o o oREVERSE: In border: annulets o o o o oWEIGHT: 3.01g...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h)Dirham, al-Andalus 111hOBVERSE: In border: four concentric

Lot 16

UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h)Dirham, al-Andalus 111hOBVERSE: In border: four concentric annuletsREVERSE: In border: annulets o o o oWEIGHT: 3.0...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. Al-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, Bizamqubadh 91hREVERSE: Small pellet at 6 o’clock on

Lot 17

UMAYYAD, TEMP. Al-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, Bizamqubadh 91hREVERSE: Small pellet at 6 o’clock on border between field and marginWEIGHT: 2.87gREFEREN...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, Janza 94hOBVERSE: In margin: point below b of duriba;

Lot 18

UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, Janza 94hOBVERSE: In margin: point below b of duriba; three points below ha of hadha; point below bi- of...

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‡UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘UMAR (99-101h)Dirham, Jurjan 100hOBVERSE: Standard type with five small annulets

Lot 19

‡UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘UMAR (99-101h)Dirham, Jurjan 100hOBVERSE: Standard type with five small annulets and three concentric circles in margin Marginal ...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, Harran 87hWEIGHT: 2.89gREFERENCE: Klat 275CONDITION: About

Lot 20

UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, Harran 87hWEIGHT: 2.89gREFERENCE: Klat 275CONDITION: About extremely fine ...[more]

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‡UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, Hulwan 81hOBVERSE: In margin: unit of date

Lot 21

‡UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, Hulwan 81hOBVERSE: In margin: unit of date written ihda with final long alifREVERSE: In fi...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, Dabil 86hWEIGHT: 2.87gREFERENCE: Klat 287CONDITION: Good

Lot 22

UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, Dabil 86hWEIGHT: 2.87gREFERENCE: Klat 287CONDITION: Good very fine, rare ...[more]

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, ‘Dashtaq’ 96hOBVERSE: In margin: point below b of duriba

Lot 23

UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, ‘Dashtaq’ 96hOBVERSE: In margin: point below b of duriba and two points above t of sitt in dateWEIGHT: 2...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. MARWAN II (127-132h)Dirham, Dimashq 129hWEIGHT: 2.85gREFERENCE: Klat 373CONDITION:

Lot 24

UMAYYAD, TEMP. MARWAN II (127-132h)Dirham, Dimashq 129hWEIGHT: 2.85gREFERENCE: Klat 373CONDITION: Slightly granular surfaces, very fine and extrem...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, al-Rayy 80hWEIGHT: 2.83gREFERENCE: Klat

Lot 25

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, al-Rayy 80hWEIGHT: 2.83gREFERENCE: Klat 395CONDITION: Light graffiti in reverse field, almo...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, al-Rayy 82hREVERSE: In field: letter wa

Lot 26

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, al-Rayy 82hREVERSE: In field: letter wa placed at the end of the second lineWEIGHT: 2.11gRE...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. IBRAHIM (126-127h)Dirham, Sijistan 127hOBVERSE: In border: seven large

Lot 27

UMAYYAD, TEMP. IBRAHIM (126-127h)Dirham, Sijistan 127hOBVERSE: In border: seven large annuletsWEIGHT: 2.82gREFERENCE: Klat 445CONDITION: Creased, ...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, al-Sus 82hOBVERSE: In border: annulets o o

Lot 28

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, al-Sus 82hOBVERSE: In border: annulets o o o o oREVERSE: In border: annulets o o o o o In f...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, Kirman 79hOBVERSE: In border: annulets o o

Lot 29

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, Kirman 79hOBVERSE: In border: annulets o o o o o In margin: bismillah duriba hadha l-dirham...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, Mah al-Basra 79hWEIGHT: 2.74gREFERENCE:

Lot 30

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, Mah al-Basra 79hWEIGHT: 2.74gREFERENCE: Klat 550CONDITION: Has been cleaned, patch of chlor...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h)Dirham, al-Mubaraka 108hOBVERSE: Chain border; two concentric

Lot 31

UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h)Dirham, al-Mubaraka 108hOBVERSE: Chain border; two concentric circles instead of threeREVERSE: Dotted border (inst...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. YAZID II (101-105h)Dirham, Marw 102hOBVERSE: In margin: pellet after fi of fi sanat

Lot 32

UMAYYAD, TEMP. YAZID II (101-105h)Dirham, Marw 102hOBVERSE: In margin: pellet after fi of fi sanat In field: pellet below shin of sharik in third ...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, Nahr Tira 83hWEIGHT: 2.86gREFERENCE: Klat

Lot 34

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h)Dirham, Nahr Tira 83hWEIGHT: 2.86gREFERENCE: Klat 640CONDITION: Very fine and very rare NOTE: Three...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, Nahr Tira 91hWEIGHT: 2.71gREFERENCE: Klat 642CONDITION:

Lot 35

UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h)Dirham, Nahr Tira 91hWEIGHT: 2.71gREFERENCE: Klat 642CONDITION: Almost very fine and a very rare date for the mi...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN or AL-WALID IDirham, Wasit ‘73h’OBVERSE: In margin: decade of

Lot 36

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN or AL-WALID IDirham, Wasit ‘73h’OBVERSE: In margin: decade of date written sin-‘ayn-ya-nun (sic, either for...

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UMAYYAD, TEMP. SULAYMAN (96-99h)Dirham, Wasit 97hOBVERSE: without annulets in marginWEIGHT: 2.

Lot 37

UMAYYAD, TEMP. SULAYMAN (96-99h)Dirham, Wasit 97hOBVERSE: without annulets in marginWEIGHT: 2.86gREFERENCE: Klat 692.a, same obverse dieCONDITION:...

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REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, TEMP. AL-HASAN B. MU‘AWIYADirham, al-Rayy 129hWEIGHT: 2.63gREFERENCES: Klat

Lot 38

REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, TEMP. AL-HASAN B. MU‘AWIYADirham, al-Rayy 129hWEIGHT: 2.63gREFERENCES: Klat 409; Wurtzel 10; Miles, Rayy 36ACONDITION: Clean...

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ARAB-BUKHARAN, TEMP. HARUN AL-RASHID, GOVERNOR ‘ALISilver Muhammadiya drachm, without mint or

Lot 39

ARAB-BUKHARAN, TEMP. HARUN AL-RASHID, GOVERNOR ‘ALISilver Muhammadiya drachm, without mint or dateOBVERSE: Degraded Sasanian bust right Behind hea...

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ABBASID, AL-RASHID (170-193h)Dinar, no mint name (Baghdad) 171hREVERSE: In field: Muhammad rasul

Lot 40

ABBASID, AL-RASHID (170-193h)Dinar, no mint name (Baghdad) 171hREVERSE: In field: Muhammad rasul Allah | mimma amr bihi ‘Abdallah | Harun amir al-...

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ABBASID, TEMP. AL-MAMUN (196-218)Dinar, no mint name (San‘a) 203hOBVERSE: In field:

Lot 41

ABBASID, TEMP. AL-MAMUN (196-218)Dinar, no mint name (San‘a) 203hOBVERSE: In field: MuhammadWEIGHT: 3.80gREFERENCES: Lowick 167; Bernardi 112CONDI...

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ABBASID, AL-MU’TASIM (218-227h)Dinar, Dimashq 223hWEIGHT: 4.16gREFERENCES: Bernardi 151Ge = Artuk

Lot 42

ABBASID, AL-MU’TASIM (218-227h)Dinar, Dimashq 223hWEIGHT: 4.16gREFERENCES: Bernardi 151Ge = Artuk 314CONDITION: Very fine to good very fine and ex...

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ABBASID, AL-MU‘TAMID (256-279h)Dinar, al-Ahwaz 263hOBVERSE: citing al-Muwaffaq billahWEIGHT: 4.

Lot 43

ABBASID, AL-MU‘TAMID (256-279h)Dinar, al-Ahwaz 263hOBVERSE: citing al-Muwaffaq billahWEIGHT: 4.21gREFERENCE: Bernardi 177Nd (citing two examples)C...

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ABBASID, AL-MU‘TADID (279-289h)Dinar, al-Muhammadiya 282hWEIGHT: 4.13gREFERENCES: Miles, Rayy -;

Lot 44

ABBASID, AL-MU‘TADID (279-289h)Dinar, al-Muhammadiya 282hWEIGHT: 4.13gREFERENCES: Miles, Rayy -; Bernardi 282Mh (citing two examples)CONDITION: Go...

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ABBASID, AL-MU‘TADID (279-289h)Donative dirham, no mint-name, 280hOBVERSE: In margin: la ilaha

Lot 45

ABBASID, AL-MU‘TADID (279-289h)Donative dirham, no mint-name, 280hOBVERSE: In margin: la ilaha illa Allah Muhammad rasul Allah In field: Lillah | ...

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ABBASID, AL-MUKTAFI (289-295h)Dinar, Filistin 295hWEIGHT 3.86gREFERENCE: Bernardi 226GnCONDITION:

Lot 46

ABBASID, AL-MUKTAFI (289-295h)Dinar, Filistin 295hWEIGHT 3.86gREFERENCE: Bernardi 226GnCONDITION: Very fine or better and evenly struck, rare ....

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ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Dinar, Hims 307hWEIGHT: 3.17gREFERENCE: cf Bernardi 242Gd (a single

Lot 47

ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Dinar, Hims 307hWEIGHT: 3.17gREFERENCE: cf Bernardi 242Gd (a single example dated 310h)CONDITION: Very fine and ext...

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ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Dinar, al-Rafiqa 315hWEIGHT: 4.90gREFERENCE: cf Bernardi 242Hn (

Lot 48

ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Dinar, al-Rafiqa 315hWEIGHT: 4.90gREFERENCE: cf Bernardi 242Hn (date not listed)CONDITION: Good very fine and extre...

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ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Dinar, al-Karaj 307hWEIGHT: 4.05gREFERENCE: Bernardi 242Jf (citing

Lot 49

ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Dinar, al-Karaj 307hWEIGHT: 4.05gREFERENCE: Bernardi 242Jf (citing a single example)CONDITION: Very fine to good ve...

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ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Dinar, Filastin 308hWEIGHT: 4.05gREFERENCE: Bernardi 242Gn (citing

Lot 50

ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Dinar, Filastin 308hWEIGHT: 4.05gREFERENCE: Bernardi 242Gn (citing three examples)CONDITION: Very fine, rare ......

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ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Donative dinar, Madinat al-Salam 302hWEIGHT: 3.93gREFERENCE: Bernardi

Lot 51

ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Donative dinar, Madinat al-Salam 302hWEIGHT: 3.93gREFERENCE: Bernardi 242Jh (two examples cited); Ilisch DI 16 = Qa...

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ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Donative dinar, Madinat al-Salam 310hWEIGHT: 4.17gREFERENCE: cf

Lot 52

ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Donative dinar, Madinat al-Salam 310hWEIGHT: 4.17gREFERENCE: cf Bernardi 242Jh (this date unlisted as a donative ty...

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ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Dinar, al-Masisa 305hWEIGHT: 3.10gREFERENCE: cf Bernardi 242Fd (

Lot 53

ABBASID, AL-MUQTADIR (295-320h)Dinar, al-Masisa 305hWEIGHT: 3.10gREFERENCE: cf Bernardi 242Fd (citing two examples dated 296h and 299h)CONDITION: ...

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ABBASID, AL-RADI (322-329h)Donative dinar, no mint-name, 325hOBVERSE: In margin: la ilaha illa Allah

Lot 54

ABBASID, AL-RADI (322-329h)Donative dinar, no mint-name, 325hOBVERSE: In margin: la ilaha illa Allah Muhammad rasul Allah In field: Lillah | al-Ra...

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ABBASID, AL-MUTTAQI (329-333h)Donative dinar, Madinat al-Salam 329hOBVERSE: In field, in fourth

Lot 55

ABBASID, AL-MUTTAQI (329-333h)Donative dinar, Madinat al-Salam 329hOBVERSE: In field, in fourth and fifth lines: Abu’l-Husayn Bajkam | mawla amir ...

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ABBASID, AL-MUSTA‘SIM (640-656h)Dinar, Madinat al-Salam 642hWEIGHT: 7.27gREFERENCE: BMC I,

Lot 56

ABBASID, AL-MUSTA‘SIM (640-656h)Dinar, Madinat al-Salam 642hWEIGHT: 7.27gREFERENCE: BMC I, 505CONDITION: Extremely fine, an excellent and well-cen...

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UMAYYAD OF SPAIN, ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN III (300-350h)Dinar, al-Andalus 333hWEIGHT: 4.16gREFERENCE:

Lot 57

UMAYYAD OF SPAIN, ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN III (300-350h)Dinar, al-Andalus 333hWEIGHT: 4.16gREFERENCE: Miles, CUS 221aCONDITION: Minor scuffs and marks, alm...

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UMAYYAD OF SPAIN, ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN III (300-350h)Dinar, al-Andalus 334hREVERSE: In field: annulet

Lot 58

UMAYYAD OF SPAIN, ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN III (300-350h)Dinar, al-Andalus 334hREVERSE: In field: annulet aboveWEIGHT: 4.22gREFERENCE: Miles, CUS 222a var.C...

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UMAYYAD OF SPAIN, ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN III (300-350h)Dinar, al-Andalus 334hOBVERSE: Outer margin: Qur‘an

Lot 59

UMAYYAD OF SPAIN, ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN III (300-350h)Dinar, al-Andalus 334hOBVERSE: Outer margin: Qur‘an iii, 3-4 (ending with ‘He helps whom He will’)....

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UMAYYAD OF SPAIN, AL-HAKAM II (350-366h)Dinar, Madinat al-Zahra 357hWEIGHT: 3.82gREFERENCE: cf

Lot 60

UMAYYAD OF SPAIN, AL-HAKAM II (350-366h)Dinar, Madinat al-Zahra 357hWEIGHT: 3.82gREFERENCE: cf Miles, CUS 250c (incuse cinquefoil instead of quatr...

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UMAYYAD OF SPAIN, AL-HAKAM II (350-366h)Dinar, Madinat al-Zahra 358hWEIGHT: 3.93gREFERENCE: Miles,

Lot 61

UMAYYAD OF SPAIN, AL-HAKAM II (350-366h)Dinar, Madinat al-Zahra 358hWEIGHT: 3.93gREFERENCE: Miles, CUS 251bCONDITION: Good very fine ...[more]

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