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Islamic, Rasulid Imams of Yemen, al-Mujahid Sayf al din 'Ali, 721 - 764 AH, 1322 - 1363 A.D.
A local legend in Yemen states that Aden may be as old as human history itself. Some also believe that Cain and Abel are buried somewhere in the city. Persians formed the majority of Aden's population in the 10th century. From the 14th century, Aden was popular trading port attracting sailors and merchants from Egypt, Sindh, Gujarat, Africa and even China. In 1421, China's Ming dynasty emperor ordered his envoys to board sail from Sumatra to Aden. to convey an imperial edict with hats and robes to bestow on the king of Aden. This event was recorded in the book Yingyai Shenglan by Ma Huan who accompanied the imperial envoy. Aden was ruled by the Portuguese between 1513–1538 and 1547–1548. It was ruled by the Ottoman Empire between 1538–1547 and 1548–1645.
IS88081. Silver dirham
1108.3; SICA 10
44; Mitchiner WOI
-, VF, the usual weak struck and obscure inscriptions, Adan (Aden, Yemen) mint, weight
1.814g, maximum diameter
28.6mm, probably dated AH 747 (A.D. 1346/7); obverse
two fish in hexafoil (Adan pictorial mintmark
), Arabic inscription
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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