73EC2) THE ABBASID CALIPHATE, FIRST PERIOD : AL-RASHID, HARUN, RARE

Ancient Coins - 73EC2)  THE ABBASID CALIPHATE, FIRST PERIOD : AL-RASHID, HARUN, RARE
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73EC2)  THE ABBASID CALIPHATE, FIRST PERIOD : AL-RASHID, HARUN, 170-193 AH / 786-809 AD, AR DIRHAM STRUCK AT THE MINT OF IFRIQYA (NORTH AFRICA) IN THE YEAR 176 AH, CITING NASR IN THE LOWER REVERSE FIELD; ALBUM TYPE # 219.3 (ANONYMOUS) BUT WITH THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD ENTITLED NABI RATHER THAN RASSUL; cif LAVOIX 776 but for year 175, VF CONDITION. RARE AND TYPICAL NORTH AFRICAN STYLE.

Obv. Margin :

بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بافريقية سنة ست و سبعين و مئة


Obv. Center :

لا الاه الا
الله وحده
لا شريك له


Rev. Margin :

محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون

Rev. Center :

بخ  .  بخ
محمد رسول
الله نبى
رحمة
نصر

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A NOTE ABOUT THE RARITY OF THIS COIN : In the entire Islamic coinage series accross all dynasties and all ages, from the Umayyads up to the Ottomans, the prohet Muhammad is refered to as " Rassul " which is Messenger; On this coin - in addition to Rasul - he is named " Nabi " of Rahma (meaning prophet of mercy); Although linguistically Nabi and Rassul have the exact same meaning of prophet - with Rasul being more of the messenger of  God, and Nabi more of a prophet, this name - Nabi  - was never used except in North Africa, in Ifriqya from 176-184 AH (Rare), and Al-Mubaraka from 179-190 (very Rare);He was also referred to as "Nabi" on some Safavid coins as well, quite rarely though Ref. the papers by S. Goron published in the ONS Newsletters 177/178. Deviation from the traditional " Rassul " and the use of " Nabi "  alongside Rasul  (although exact synonyms ) must have been quite an innovation and must have raised many eyebrows as it was never repeated anywhere else outside those 2 mints and within those year range;


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