ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. al-Rashid, AH 170-193 / AD 786-809. Dirham (Silver, 25 mm, 2.29 g, 3 h), citing Harun al-Rashid and his wife Umm Ja'far Zubayda, al-Muhammadiya II = Madin Bajunays (Armenia), AH 190 = AD 805/6. SICA III, 1492. Very rare. Cleaning scratches, otherwise, about very fine.
From the Tabib Collection, formed over the past 40 years.
Umm Ja'far Zubayda became famous for building a number of water reservoirs to ensure sufficient water supplies for pilgrims on their way from Baghdad to Mecca and Medina. She is also one of the main protagonists in the folk tales collection 'One Thousand and One Nights', together with her husband Harun al-Rashid.