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Important Coins of the Islamic World

Morton & Eden Ltd. Live Webcast Auction 21 Apr 2016 12:00 BST (2 day sale)

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  • Lots: 201-356

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ARAB-LATIN COINAGE, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h), Gold solidus, Spain, Indiction XI / year 93h. OBVERSE: In margin: …]Sd FPT IN PN ?N HI XCIII[…; In ...

ARAB-LATIN COINAGE, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h), Gold solidus, Spain, Indiction XII / year 93h. OBVERSE: In margin: HIC SLd FR I? ISP??I I? A??I XC...

ARAB-LATIN COINAGE, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Tremissis, North Africa, undated. OBVERSE: Two facing Byzantine-style busts, the larg...

ARAB-BYZANTINE COINAGE, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Fals, Harran, undated. OBVERSE: Standing figure of caliph with hand on sheathed s...

ARAB-BYZANTINE COINAGE, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Fals, al-Ruha, undated. OBVERSE: Standing figure of caliph with hand on sheathed ...

ARAB-SASANIAN, BISHR B. MARWAN, Drachm, BCRA (Basra) 75h. OBVERSE: In first three quadrants of border: AW – bismillah Muhammad – rasul Allah. RE...

ARAB-SASANIAN, AL-HAJJAJ B. YUSUF, Drachm, BYSh (Bishapur) 77h. OBVERSE: In margin, radial legend: [pellet] | bism | Allah || la i- | laha i- | l...

ARAB-SASANIAN, AL-HAJJAJ B. YUSUF, Drachm, BYSh (Bishapur) 81h. OBVERSE: Before bust: al-Hajjaj ibn | Yusuf (in Arabic); In second and third quad...

ARAB-SASANIAN, ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN B. MUHAMMAD (80-83h), Drachm, SK (Sijistan) 80h. OBVERSE: Before bust: name of governor in Pahlawi; In first, secon...

ARAB-SASANIAN, ‘UMARA B. TAMIM (84-85h), Drachm, SK (Sijistan) 84h. OBVERSE: In second and third quadrants of margin: bismillah – rabbi, 4.17g. ...

ARAB-SASANIAN, ‘UMARA B. TAMIM (84-85h), Drachm, SK (Sijistan) 84h. OBVERSE: In first, second and third quadrants of margin: NYWK- bismillah – ra...

ARAB-SASANIAN, ‘UMARA B. TAMIM (84-85h), Drachm, SK (Sijistan) 85h. OBVERSE: In second and third quadrants of margin: bismillah – rabbi, 3.86g. ...

ARAB-SASANIAN, MISMA‘ B. MALIK (fl. 86h), Drachm, SK (Sijistan) 85h. OBVERSE: Before bust: name of governor MSMAA | Y MLKAN; In first, second and...

ARAB-SASANIAN, MISMA‘ B. MALIK (fl. 86h), Drachm, SK (Sijistan) 86h. OBVERSE: Before bust: name of governor MSMAA | Y MLKAN; in second and third ...

ARAB SASANIAN, Glass weight, uniface, translucent pale grey-green. OBVERSE: Winged horse with rider to left, Allah above crupper, 13.81g. CONDITI...

EASTERN SISTAN SERIES, ANONYMOUS, KHUSRAW II TYPE, Drachm, SK (Sijistan) 89h. OBVERSE: In second and third quadrants of border: bismillah:. – rab...

EASTERN SISTAN SERIES, ANONYMOUS, KHUSRAW II TYPE, Drachm, SK (Sijistan), date not clear. OBVERSE: In first, second and third quadrants of border...

GOVERNORS OF TABARISTAN, MIHRAN (fl. 170h), Hemidrachm, TPWRSTAN (Tabaristan), PYE 130, 2.18g. REFERENCE: Malek 92. CONDITION: Cleaned and with c...

GOVERNORS OF TABARISTAN, AL-FADL B. SAHL (fl. 197h), Hemidrachm, TPWRSTAN (Tabaristan), PYE 161. OBVERSE: In margin: Dhu’l-riyasatayn – APZWT – l...

GOVERNORS OF RAYY, NUSAYR (fl. 168h), Hemidrachm, al-Rayy 168h. REVERSE: In field: mint name (to left) and date (to right), both in Arabic, 2.14g...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dinar, no mint name, 77h. OBVERSE: In margin, starting at 2.30: Muhammad rasul Allah arsulahu bi...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dinar, 78h, 4.28g. REFERENCE: Walker 188. CONDITION: Extremely fine . The calligraphy on this s...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. YAZID II (101-105h) OR HISHAM (105-125h), Dinar, 105h, 4.23g. REFERENCE: Walker 224. CONDITION: Very fine to good very fine, rare

UMAYYAD, TEMP. IBRAHIM (126-127h) OR MARWAN II (127-132h), Dinar, 127h, 4.24g. REFERENCE: Walker 247. CONDITION: Good very fine and extremely rare

UMAYYAD, TEMP. MARWAN II (127-132h), Dinar, 132h, 4.25g. REFERENCE: Walker 252. CONDITION: Light graffiti in reverse field, almost extremely fine...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Ard 82h, 2.45g. REFERENCE: Klat 30, same dies. CONDITION: Cleaned, leaving excess metal ...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Ardashir Khurra 84h. OBVERSE: In margin: bismillah duriba hadha al-dawham (sic!) bi-al-D...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Arminiya 78h. OBVERSE: In margin: Muhammad rasul Allah arsulahu bi-‘lhuda wa din al-haqq...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Istakhr 80h, 2.71g. REFERENCE: Klat 67, same obverse die. CONDITION: Almost very fine and...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. YAZID II (101-105h), Dirham, Istakhr 102h. OBVERSE: In field: mint-mark tam-mim below, 2.54g. REFERENCE: Klat 82.b. CONDITION: Li...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. SULAYMAN (96-99h) OR ‘UMAR (99-101h), Dirham, Ifriqiya 99h, 2.85g. REFERENCE: Klat 87, same dies. CONDITION: Tiny edge chip, other...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h), Dirham, Ifriqiya 107h, 2.80g. REFERENCE: Klat 94. CONDITION: Very fine and a very rare date. PROVENANCE: Ex IC...

UMAYYAD/ABBASID, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN B. HABIB AL-FIHRI (129-138h) / AL-SAFFAH (132-136h), Dirham, Ifriqiya 133h. OBVERSE: In border: five large ...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Anbir 79h, 2.85g. REFERENCE: Klat 115, same dies. CONDITION: Good very fine and extremel...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h), Dirham, al-Andalus 122h. OBVERSE: In border: annulets oo oo oo oo . REVERSE: In border: annulets oo oo oo oo, ...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. AL-WALID I (86-96h), Dirham, Balkh 87h. OBVERSE: In border: six points (instead of the usual annulets); In margin: bismillah durib...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Jur 83h, 2.79g. REFERENCE: Klat 251. CONDITION: Dark tone, very fine and rare

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Darabjird 81h, 2.65g. REFERENCE: Klat 290, same obverse die. CONDITION: Fine and very ra...

UMAYYAD, UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Dasht Maysan 81h, 2.79g. REFERENCE: Klat 320, same dies. CONDITION: Slightly bu...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h), Dirham, Dimashq 116h, 2.56g. REFERENCE: Klat 360. CONDITION: About very fine and very rare. One of the rarest ...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. MARWAN II (127-132h), Dirham, Dimashq 129h, 2.86g. REFERENCE: Klat 373. CONDITION: Patch of hoard-staining in margin, otherwise ve...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Ramhurmuz 81h, 2.48g. REFERENCE: Klat 381. CONDITION: Cleaned, fine and extremely rare ...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Qumis 80h. OBVERSE: In border: traces of five plain annulets; In margin: bismillah durib...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. IBRAHIM (126-127h) OR MARWAN II (127-132h), Dirham, al-Kufa 127h. OBVERSE: In border: five pairs of annulets, 2.92g. REFERENCE: c...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. SULAYMAN (96-99h), Dirham, al-Madinat al-‘Atiqa 97h, 2.67g. REFERENCE: Klat 579, same dies. CONDITION: Lightly toned, good very f...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h), Dirham, Marw 115h. OBVERSE: In border: pattern of bakh alternating with triplet of annulets, repeated three ti...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Dirham, Marw al-Rudh 79h. OBVERSE: In margin: bismillah duriba hadha al-dirham bi-Marw Rudh fi s...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Fals, Adharbayjan 78h. OBVERSE: In field: la ilaha | illa Allah | wahdahu, within triple circle....

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h) OR LATER, Fals, Saffuriya, undated. REVERSE: In margin: bismillah duriba hadha al-fals Saffuryia,...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. HISHAM (105-125h), Fals, al-Madinat Ma‘din Amir al-Mu’minin, undated. OBVERSE: In field: la ilaha | illa Allah | wahdahu, within ...

UMAYYAD, TEMP. ‘ABD AL-MALIK B. MARWAN (65-86h), Circular bronze weight, naming al-Hajjaj b. Yusuf. OBVERSE: bismillah a- | mr al-amir al-Hajja- ...

UMAYYAD, YUSUF B. ‘UMAR AL-THAQAFI (d. 127h), Square lead seal, uniface, dated 123h. LEGEND: mimma al-amr bihi al-a- | mir Yusuf b. ‘Umar | ‘ala y...

REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, TEMP. ‘ABDALLAH B. MU‘AWIYA, Dirham, Hamadhan 129h. OBVERSE: In outer margin, divided by seven annulets: O Bism O Allah O d...

REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, UNCERTAIN KHARIJITE ISSUER, Dirham, Tanbarak (?, or Bayburd?) 133h. OBVERSE: In border, between four annulets-with-circles:...

REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, ‘ABDALLAH AL-SAFFAH, Fals, Tawwaj 132h. OBVERSE: In margin: bismillah mimma amr bihi ‘Abd[allah amir al-mu’minin] bi-Tawwaj...

ABBASID, AL-RASHID (170-193h), Dinar, without mint-name (Baghdad), 171h. REVERSE: In field: Muhammad rasul Allah | mimma amr bihi ‘Abdallah | Har...

ABBASID, TEMP. AL-MA’MUN (194-218h), Dinar, no mint-name, 203h. REVERSE: In field: Muhammad below (for Muhammad b. ‘Ali b. ‘Isa b. Mahan, governo...

ABBASID, TEMP. AL-MA’MUN (194-218h), Dinar, no mint-name, 212h. REVERSE: In inner margin: li-‘Abdallah al-Imam al-Mansur Amir al-Mu’minin ‘ala ya...

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