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Abbasid dirham, al-Amin
« on: October 16, 2020, 07:46:10 PM »
A dotty dirham, to put it irreverently. Small module, only 22 mm, but the ordinary dirham weight of 2.93 gr. Both sides with a double circle of dots (or pearls) and the obverse with 8 double circlets in the outer margin. It is from Herat, the 'Pearl of Khorasan', the main city in the Eastern province of medieval Iran. I would like to know the text in the reverse centre.

AR dirham Abbasids. al-Amin, Madinat al-Herat, 195 AH. 22 mm, 2.92 gr. Album 221, but I don't know which subsection.

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Re: Abbasid dirham, al-Amin
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 09:18:17 AM »
I would have assumed either 221.4 or 221.5 as these are the ones Album quotes for Herat, but the inscriptions on the three pieces shown on Zeno all have an extra line of inscription in the reverse centre, so I really don't know.

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Re: Abbasid dirham, al-Amin
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 09:28:32 AM »
Dear Paul, requested info:
Abbasid, temp. Caliph al-Amin, 195 AH, ِAR Dirham, citing al-Ma’mun as wali al-Ahd (vice Caliph), Vizier (Wazir) al-Fadl , Madinat Herat mint (AH 193-198 AH/ 809-813 AD).
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لله Lillah
محمد رسول  Muhammad Rasul
الله  ولي العهد    Allah, Wali al-Ahd (Vice Caliph)
الأمام المأمون al-Imam al-Ma’mun
الفضل al-Fadl (Vizier/Wazir)
Al-Fadl ibn al-Rabi (الفضل بن الربيع‎), was one of the most influential officials of the Abbasid Caliphate in the reigns of Harun al-Rashid and al-Amin, whom he served as chamberlain and chief minister.

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Re: Abbasid dirham, al-Amin
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 12:37:05 PM »
Great, Maythem, thanks! Now it's all clear. It's 221.4, see the picture of the Album page on al-Amin Muhammad.
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Re: Abbasid dirham, al-Amin
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 10:22:22 AM »
Thank you Paul, I have the advantage of being able to read Kufic Arabic.

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