1811ERC9) FATIMID DINAR OF AL-MUSTANSIR MISR 459 AH, XF

Ancient Coins - 1811ERC9) FATIMID DINAR OF AL-MUSTANSIR MISR 459 AH, XF
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1811ERC9) FATIMID DINAR OF AL-MUSTANSIR MISR 459 AH, XF

Islamic Gold dinar of the Fatimid ABI TAMIM MA�ED AL MUSTANSER BELLAH, KNOWN AS AL-MUSTANSIR, 427-487 AH/ 1036-1094 AD; ONE OF THE STRONGEST FATIMID RULERS, HE REMAINED IN POWER FOR THE LONGEST PERIOD OF ALL FATIMIDS (60 YEARS) .The Fatimids are a shiite dynasty that claimed �Alid descent. Their name derives from Fatima, but it is unclear whether the Fatimid caliphs ever referred to themselves as � Fatimids �. Their rule lasted from 297 AH to 567 AH, mainly in north Africa, Egypt where they established their capital � Al-Kahira Al-Mo�ezzeya �, Palestine and Syria until extinguished by Saladin in 567 AH.

THE COIN : IN XF COND. 4.23 GRMS. OF FINE GOLD CONTENT  STRUCK ON A FULL 21 MM FLAN, AT MISR (CAIRO, EGYPT) IN THE YEAR 459 AH. DUE TO HIS LONG RULE, AL-MUSTANSIR HAS A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT STYLES DINARS ( 5 STYLES); ON THIS COIN THE REVERSE AND OBVERSE ARE IN 3 CONCENTRIC CIRCLES WITH A BEAD IN THE CENTER . IT IS CALLED THE BULL�S EYE TYPE; THEY READ AS FOLLOWS :

OBVERSE  : 1- OUTER MARGIN : MOHAMED RASSUL ALLAH ......WALAW KARIHA AL-MUSHRIKUN; 2- MIDDLE MARGIN : WA �ALA AFDAL AL WASEYYIN, WA WAZIR KHAYR AL MURSALIN,  3- INNER MARGIN : LA ILAHA ILLA. WAHDAHU LA SHARIK LAHU.

REVERSE : 1- OUTER MARGIN  : BISM ILLAH , DURIBA HAZA AL DINAR BI MISR SANAT TIS'EN WA KHAMSIN WA ARBA�AMA�AT (459) ; 2 -MIDDLE  MARGIN : DA�A AL IMAM MA�ED LI TAWHID AL ILAHA AL SAMAD;  3- INNER MARGIN : AL MUSTANSIR BELLAH AMIR AL MU�MENIN; 

REFERENCES : KHEDIVIAL LIBRARY, CAIRO, LANE -POOLE  # 1166; LAVOIX BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE PARIS # -----, NICOL & NABARRAWI # 2114; MILES FC # -----; ALBUM TYPE #  719.


Price SKU: 1811ERC9
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