Author Topic: Islamic coin for Identification: Fatimid AV Dinar, al-Zahir, 418 AH, Misr mint  (Read 529 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline nnasir

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 290
Dear Members,

Would like to get this coin identified including issuer, date, mint etc. Thanks in advance.

Rgds
N.Nasir
« Last Edit: October 04, 2017, 01:13:42 PM by THCoins »

Offline THCoins

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5 514
Re: Islamic coin for Identification
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 08:07:38 PM »
Well, it is certainly Shiite, because of the lower line in the center of the left picture: على ولى الله "Ali wali Allah". that's part of the Shia version of the Kalima. My first guess would be Fatimid. Unfortunately a bit stressed on time now, so no opportunity to try to read the entire legend at the moment.

Anthony

Offline nnasir

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 290
Re: Islamic coin for Identification
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 07:22:34 PM »
Thanks Anthony. However, would appreciate a little more details if you can.

Offline THCoins

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5 514
Re: Islamic coin for Identification
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 08:23:10 PM »
Had hoped someone would shave stepped in with a straightforward attribution by now.
From your photo i'd go for Al-Zahir (411-427AH) (Top line center right picture), Misr mint (outer margin right picture, six-o'clock) 418AH.
Check this Zeno category.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 08:44:10 PM by THCoins »

Offline nnasir

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 290
Re: Islamic coin for Identification
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 11:53:12 AM »
Had hoped someone would shave stepped in with a straightforward attribution by now.
From your photo i'd go for Al-Zahir (411-427AH) (Top line center right picture), Misr mint (outer margin right picture, six-o'clock) 418AH.
Check this Zeno category.

Thanks a lot ...

Offline Pellinore

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1 172
    • Some numismatic books for sale on our website
I have one much like this beautiful dinar, only it is from 419 AH. Manzikert helped a lot to make it readable, see here.
-- Paul