An unpublished and unique dirham from Makka
Lot 2954
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mu'tamid, AH 256-279 / AD 870-892. Dirham (Silver, 27 mm, 4.05 g, 12 h), Makka (Mecca), AH 26x. Citing the name of an official which may be tentatively read as Muhammad ibn Saʿd, ‘lā ilāha illā / Allāh waḥdahū / lā sharīka lahū / Muḥammad ibn Saʿd(?)’ (‘There is no deity but Allah, the One, there is no partner to Him. Muhammad son of Saʿd(?)’ in Arabic); in the inner margin, ‘bism Allāh ḍuriba hādhā al-dirham bi Makka sana … wa sittīn wa miʾatayn’ (‘In the name of Allah. This dirham was struck in Makka in the year 26x’ in Arabic); in the outer margin, traces of ‘li-llāh al-amr min qabl wa min baʿd wa yawmaʾidhin yafraḥu al-muʾminūn bi naṣr Allāh’ (‘To Allah belongs the command before and after, and on that day the believers will rejoice with the help of Allah’ in Arabic; Qurʾān 30: 4-5). Rev. ‘li-llāh / Muḥammad / rasūl / Allāh / al-Muʿtamid ʿalā Allāh’ (‘To Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. al-Muʿtamid ʿala Allah’ in Arabic); in the margin, traces of ‘Muḥammad rasūl Allāh arsalahū bi al-hudā wa dīn al-ḥaqq liyuẓhirahū ʿalā al-dīn kullih wa law kariha al-mushrikūn’ (‘Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. He sent him with guidance and the religion of truth, so that He may make it overcome all religions, even though the unbelievers may dislike it’ in Arabic). Album -. Apparently unpublished and unique. Areas of weakness and with some scratches, otherwise, good fine.

From an important collection of Byzantine and Islamic coins and seals, formed over the past 25 years.
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200 CHF
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1700 CHF
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Closing time: 26-Feb-24, 13:41:30 CET
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