Crusader imitation of an Ayyubid silver dirhem of Al-Salih Isma'il. After AD 1243.

Ancient Coins - Crusader imitation of an Ayyubid silver dirhem of Al-Salih Isma'il. After AD 1243.
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This coin imitates the silver dirhems of the Ayyubid caliph Al-Salih Isma'il, of the Damascus mint.

Denomination : Silver dirhem.

Mint and Date : This coin is marked for the "Dimashq" mint although it only imitates and it is not certain at which crusader mint it was struck.  The date on the coin is AH 648 (AD 1237) according to Steve Album who's original tag will be included which is several years after Al-Salih Isma'il died and what shows this to be a Crusader imitation rather than an offical Ayyubid issue..

Reference : CCS page 134 and 138, #3 to 8 variety.  The prototype coin was Album - 849.1.

Size : 19.7.x 20.8 mm.  Weight : 3.05 grams.

Grade : VF and while there are some minor weak areas, the over all strike with a visible date make this a nice example of the type.

Obverse and Reverse : Arabic inscriptions naming caliph Al-Salih Isma'il.

Price SKU: vcoin6119
US$ 115.00
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Rates for: 06/19/18

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