ITEM #1438 AGHLABID KINGDOM (MEDIEVAL ISLAM), MUHAMMAD I, 226-242 AH/ 840-856 AD, AV gold DINAR, NO MINT AS USUAL ON Aghlabid coins but dated 240 AH, Album 443 (SCARCE)

World Coins - ITEM #1438 AGHLABID KINGDOM (MEDIEVAL ISLAM), MUHAMMAD I, 226-242 AH/ 840-856 AD, AV gold DINAR, NO MINT AS USUAL ON Aghlabid coins but dated 240 AH, Album 443 (SCARCE)
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Aghlabid Coinage
Muhammad I  محمد AD 840-856


Reign: Muhammad I AH226-242  محمد
Denomination: AV gold dinar
Date: Struck AH 240 (AD 854).
Mint: The gold coins of this dynasty lack mints. 
Obverse: very similar to early Abbasid coins in the center and Arabic text on the margin.Reverse:  Arabic texts, in the centre in 4 lines: محمد/ رسول/ الله/ with ruler's name محمد below. with date around.
Weight: 4.21 gr.
Diameter: 18 mm.
Reference: Album #443 (SCARCE type), Morton & Eden April 26, 20018 Lot 240 (this coin)
Grade: Very Fine

COMMENTS:


The Aghlabids (Arabic: الأغالبة‎) were an Arab dynasty of emirs from the Najdi tribe of Banu Tamim, who ruled Ifriqiya, nominally on behalf of the AbbasidCaliph, for about a century, until overthrown by the new power of the Fatimids.


Muhammad I Abu 'l-Abbas (died 856) was the fifth emir of the Aghlabids in Ifriqiya (ruled 841–856).
Muhammad I was the son of the fourth emir, Abu Iqal (838–841). Under him the Aghlabids continued their expansion into the Mediterranean, conquering Taranto and Bari (841) in Apulia and Messina in Sicily (843). In 846 an Aghlabid force seized Rome and plundered the Vatican, though they were not able to hold on to Rome and Taranto and Bari soon detached themselves from the Aghlabids and submitted to the Abbasids in Baghdad.
In Ifriqiya agriculture and trade flourished and there was new urban construction, notably of the Great Mosques of Sousse and Sfax. Muhammad's reign was briefly interrupted by the usurpation of his brother Abu Ja'far Ahmad, who like his Abbasid contemporary Al-Wathiq supported the Mu'tazili and persecuted their Sunni opponents, executing some and imprisoning others, like the Maliki jurist Sahnun; when Muhammad I regained the throne in 847, he sent his brother into exile and rehabilitated the Sunnis, making Sahnun chief qadi of Ifriqiya.
Muhammad I was succeeded by his son Ahmad ibn Muhammad (856–863).


Precio SKU: 1438
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