ABBASSID. al-Mutawakkil. 847-861 AD. Gold Double dinar Medal for presentation. Extremely Rare.

World Coins - ABBASSID. al-Mutawakkil. 847-861 AD. Gold Double dinar Medal for presentation. Extremely Rare.
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PCW-IS569-ABBASSID. al-Mutawakkil. 232-247 H.(847-861 AD.) Gold Double dinar Medal for presentation (8.10 gm; 28 mm). Surra man Ra'a mint, 245 H.  Album 229.  Lovely style, broad outer margin on both sides. A remarkable medallic double dinar.  Choice EF. Extremely rare. 
       A similar example of this double dinar was offered at Heritage World Coins Auction, New York Signature sale 3021, 06 Jan. 2013, estimated at $20,000-$25,000.   
      Produced by the last great Abbasid caliph. al-Mutawakkil is said to have had a 'thirst for magnificence' as evidenced by this extraordinary coin. His reign is viewed as a golden age, during which the caliphate enlarged and beautified the capital city of Samarra, tightened its control over Armenia and Egypt, and instituted a number of religious reforms. Aa-Mutawakkil, however, grew unpopular late in his reign, partially due to his persecution of the popular Shia Imam Ali al-Hadi. He was assassinated by a Turkish soldier, sparking the nine-year "Anarchy of Samarra" that precipitated the fracturing of Abbasid power.
Preis SKU: PCW-IS569
US$ 14,950.00
  • € 12,683.58
  • £ 11,619.14
  • AUD 20,598.11
  • CHF 13,649.35
  • CAD 19,790.81

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