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Offline Desibot

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Hi guys

Need some help I'd this coin

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Re: Islamic origin
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 03:43:01 AM »
Dear Desibot, your coin:
Islamic, Persia (Pre-Seljuq), Buwayhids (Buyids), ‘Adud al-Dawla Abu Shuja‘ Fana-Khusraw, citing the Abbasid Caliph al-Ta‘i’ lillah, Date?, AR Dirham, Madinat al-Salam “the City of Peace” (Baghdad in Iraq) mint (AH 367-372 /977-983 AD)
Reverse (First photo):
Field
لله  Lillah
محمد  Muhammad
رسول الله Rasul Allah
صلى الله Salla Allah
عليه وسلم  ‘alayhi wa sallam
الطائع لله al-Ta‘i’ lillah ,   Citing, al-Ta‘i’ lillah
“for God Muhammad is the messenger of God, may the blessings and peace of God be upon him, al-Ta‘i’ lillah”
Margin
محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون
Muhammad Rasul Allah arsalahu bi’l-huda wa din al-haqq li-yuzhirahu ‘ala al-din kullihi wa law kariha al-mushrikun
“Muhammad is the messenger of God who sent him with guidance and the religion of truth that he might make it supreme over all other religions, even though the polytheists may detest it”
Sura 9 (al-Tawba), v. 33
Obverse (Second photo):
Field
لا اله الا الله la ilah illa Allah
وحده لا شريك له  wahdahu la sharik lahu
الملك العادل al-malik al-‘adil
بن عضد الدوله  Bin ‘adud al-dawla (Son of ‘adud al-dawla)
وتاج المله  wa taj al-milla
“no god but God, unique, He has no associate, the Just King, Arm of the State and Crown of the Nation”
Inner margin: Mint and date?
...........بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بمدينه السلام سنة
Bism allah duriba hadha’l-dirham bi-madinat al-salam sana ………..
“in the name of God this dinar was struck in Madinat al-Salam the year ………..”.
Outer margin: Verses from the Quran,
لله الأمر من قبل ومن بعد ويومئذ يفرح المؤمنون بنصر الله ,                   
The decision of the matter, before and after is only with Allah. And on that day, the believers will rejoice.

Maythem
           
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Re: Islamic origin
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 08:18:37 AM »
Another exquisite id, Maythem. Those standard texts you take the trouble to repeat all the time are indeed not negligible. They are an integral part of the coin that help us all understand the background of the coin.

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Re: Islamic origin
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2020, 09:38:38 AM »
Thank you Peter; some of the margins are repeated but the fields are different. When you first look at this coin, you think it is an Abbasid coin but when you look at the field on the other side then you will find out it is a Buwayhid coin issued during the Abbasid Caliph (al-Ta‘i’ Lillah الطائع لله) ruling period.
The mint and date are important in order to define the name of the ruler in this case, I assumed Abu Shuja’  أبو شجاع known by his laqab as “ ʿAdud al-Dawla عضد الدولة‎ “. In this post I have shown every kufic Arabic word written on this coin except the date which is not clear but should be between 367-372 AH.
It is not an easy job to ID such a coin.

Maythem
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Re: Islamic origin
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2020, 10:07:23 AM »

Thankyou maythem
Very impressive detail indeed
And appreciate the info
I did find using the info you provided the exact coin on link at bottom

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sharaf_al-Dawla

Thanks

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Re: Islamic origin
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2020, 12:00:10 PM »
Dear Desibot, the coins are similar but the coin in the link is not the exact coin as you have suggested but different:
Third line of link coin is : أبو الفوارس Abu'l-Fawaris, refering to Shirdil Abu'l-Fawaris شيردل أبو الفوارس‎, the eldest son of 'Adud al-Dawla.
Third line of your coin (Second photo) is: الملك العادل al-malik al-‘adil
The mint place on the link coin is: سرجان Sirjan
The mint place on your coin is: مدينه السلام Madinat al-Salam.
'Adud al-Dawla, after Accession to power in Baghdad, continued through the rule of his three sons:
Samsam al-Dawla (AH 372–376/983-987 AD)
Sharaf al-Dawla (AH 376–379/987-989 AD)
Baha' al-Dawla (AH 379-403/989-1012 AD)
Depending on the date of your coin, the ruler may be exactly defined; it could be Sharaf al-Dawla as per the link you have shown.
Please note that I have corrected the fourth line of your coin (second photo) to read: بن عضد الدوله Bin ‘adud al-dawla (Son of ‘adud al-dawla). 

Maythem
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Re: Islamic origin
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2020, 08:25:48 PM »
Thankyou maythem l meant similar
I can just about read English nevermind
 another language  ;D

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Re: Islamic origin
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2020, 02:52:12 AM »
Thank you Desibot, it is hard to read the date on your coin; it looks like 37X AH, the right digit is not visible.

Maythem
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