Silver coin (1210 AH) from Yemen, Mahra sultanate?

Started by saro, February 13, 2013, 02:59:54 PM

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Pure silver 2,30g - 20 mm x 25 mm - uniface and thin

I read the legend  as:
"Ya Muhammad / zarb dar / al-sultanath / Mahran 1210"

I wonder if it could be a coin from Mahra Sultanate of Qishn & Socotra in South Arabia (today Yemen) ?

I haven't found anything on such coinage....any help will be welcome
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)


No idea on this coin? WoC experts are drying among  the sand-hills in the arabian desert ? :P !!
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)


And the cry went up for water, cool water.

All day I face the barren waste without the taste of water,
Cool water.

Wait a minute I think someone has already written that song.

Somewhere in my library I may have something on this and will look on the weekend.


Looked around and found Mahra stamps, but not a single Mahra coin for comparison. Sorry.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Thank you very much Arthur & Peter !
I haven't been able too to find anything else than stamps; may be "Mahran" is something else than "Mahra" ?...
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)


well now could it be Mahram? Note the vowels and certain spelling can vary,  surely not something like a guardian's token? I have only vaguely heard of such things