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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Islamic| > SH65410
Islamic, Samanid, Nuh bin Nasr, 331 - 343 AH, 943-954 A.D., Citing the Abbasid Caliph al Mustakfi
Nuh came to power after preventing a revolt against his father, Nasr. Several army officers, unhappy over Nasr's support of Ismaili missionaries, met to plot his assassination. Nuh learned of the meeting, arrived in surprise and killed the leader. To placate the others, he promised to put an end to the activities of the Ismailis, and convinced his father to abdicate in his favor.

A faithful supporter of the Abbasid caliph al-Mustakfi, Nuh struck coins in the caliph's name before he was elected, after he was deposed in 338H, and even after his death.

In the obverse margin legend, in the Qur'an verse "The Romans," Allah tells the believers that the Romans are defeated but they will gain a victory against Persians: "Within a few years. The command lies with Allah in the past instance as well as in the future. On that day the believers will rejoice." The prophecy is said to date shortly after the Byzantines (Romans) lost Jerusalem in 614 when Persians destroyed the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and seized the "True Cross." In 622, Heraclius gained a number of victories over the Persians and conquered Armenia.
SH65410. Gold dinar, Bernardi 353Pj, Album 1454, gVF, Nishapur mint, weight 4.293g, maximum diameter 22.9mm, die axis 180o, 340 AH; obverse margin: Qur, field: No God but Allah only and nobody is his partner in deity; reverse margin: Qur, field: For Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, al-Mustakfi billah caliph, amir Nuh, son of Nasr; ex Stack's Bowers and Ponterio sale 172, part of lot 11859; scarce; SOLD










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