Taifas of Algarve. Musa b. Muhammad. Silver Dirhem. AD 1234 to 1262. - rare type.

Ancient Coins - Taifas of Algarve.  Musa b. Muhammad.  Silver Dirhem.  AD 1234 to 1262. - rare type.
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The Taifas of Algrave, were an Islamic dynasty in Portugal. 

Denomination : Silver Square Dirhem.

Date & Mint : This type was struck without a date or mint.

Reference : Album-I410.

Size : 15.2 x 15.6 mm.  Weight : 1.51 grams.

Grade :  gVF (sharper than the image suggests)

Obverse
: Arabic inscriptions.

Reverse : Arabic inscriptions.

The inscriptions give the title is amire al-gharb, meaning "amir of the west", which is a direct reference to the region of Portugal known as the Algarve.

All coins of Islamic Portugal are relatively rare and seldom offered for sale.  A hoard of this type found some years ago as made this type temperarily available. 

Price SKU: vcoin1965
US$ 125.00
  • € 100.29
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  • AUD 157.40
  • CHF 115.54
  • CAD 156.32

Rates for: 02/16/18

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