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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Islamic| > SH51934
Islamic, Abbasid Caliphate, Abu-'Abdallah al-Mahdi, 775 - 785 A.D. (158 - 169 A.H.)
Al-Mahdi succeeded his father, al-Masur, as caliph. It was during his reign that paper was introduced from China following an Abbasid victory in 751 A.D. Al-Mahdi is also known to have been fond of erotic poetry and a great patron to erotic poets.
SH51934. Gold dinar, Album 214, VF, weight 4.224g, maximum diameter 18.8mm, die axis 0o, 161 AH (777 - 778 A.D.); obverse in center the first part of the Shahada "There is no God but Allah alone, with no partner with him", "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, He sent him with guidance and the right religion to be shown all over the religions" around; all in Kufic script; reverse the second part of shahada: "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah", Bismillah (in the name of Allah), Dhuriba haza al-dinar (this dinar minted) sanat khams wa tis'ien wa mi'a (year 161); all in Kufic script; SOLD










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