563RCR19) FATIMID DINAR OF AL-MUSTANSIR MISR 442 AH, VF+ Islamic Gold dinar of the Fatimid ABI TAMIM MA'ED AL MUSTANSER BELLAH, KNOWN AS AL-MUSTANSIR, 427-487 AH/ 1036-1094 AD;

World Coins - 563RCR19) FATIMID DINAR OF AL-MUSTANSIR MISR 442 AH, VF+ Islamic Gold dinar of the Fatimid ABI TAMIM MA'ED AL MUSTANSER BELLAH, KNOWN AS AL-MUSTANSIR, 427-487 AH/ 1036-1094 AD;
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563RCR19) FATIMID DINAR OF AL-MUSTANSIR MISR 442 AH, VF+
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 VF COND. 3.92 GRMS. OF FINE GOLD CONTENT STRUCK ON A FULL 22 MM FLAN, AT MISR (CAIRO, EGYPT) IN THE YEAR 442 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;
محمد رسول الله أرسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره ..... ولو كره المشركون
2- MIDDLE MARGIN : WA 'ALA AFDAL AL WASEYYIN, WA WAZIR KHAYR AL MURSALIN,
و على أفضل الوصيين ووزير خير المرسلين
3- INNER MARGIN : LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH. WAHDAHU LA SHARIK LAHU.
لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
REVERSE : 1- OUTER MARGIN : BISM ILLAH , DURIBA HAZA AL DINAR BI MISR SANAT ITHNATAYN WA ARBE'IN WA ARBA'AMA'AT (442) ;
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدينر بمصر سنة اثنتين و أربعين و أربع مائة
2 -MIDDLE MARGIN : DA'A AL IMAM MA'ED LI TAWHID AL ILAHA AL SAMAD;
دعا الأمام معد لتوحيد الأله الصمد
3- INNER MARGIN : AL MUSTANSIR BELLAH AMIR AL MU'MENIN;
المستنصر بالله أمير المؤمنين
 
 
REFERENCES : KHEDIVIAL LIBRARY, CAIRO, LANE -POOLE 1131; LAVOIX BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE PARIS #362, NICOL & NABARRAWI # 2091; MILES FC # 338; ALBUM TYPE # 719A, NICOL 2124.
Price SKU: 563RCR19
US$ 375.00
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Rates for: 09/13/19

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