1809ERC9) A RARE FATIMID DINAR OF AL-MUSTANSIR MISR 460 AH

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1809ERC9) A RARE FATIMID DINAR OF AL-MUSTANSIR MISR 460 AH

Islamic Gold dinar of the Fatimid  AL-MUSTANSER BELLAH, 427-487 AH/ 1036-1094 AD, Grandson of Al-Hakem Bi �Amr Ellah. 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+/XF CONDITION , 4.03 GRMS. (SLIGHTLY UNDERWEIGHT) OF FINE GOLD CONTENT  STRUCK ON A FULL 22 MM FLAN, AT MISR (Cairo, Egypt) IN THE YEAR 460 AH;

THE REVERSE AND OBVERSE , READ AS FOLLOWS :

REVERSE :- CENTER : in 4 lines � MA�ED � ABOVE : ABDULLAH WA WALEYAHU AL IMAM ABU TAMIM AL-MUSTANSIR BELLAH AMIR AL MU�MENIN; - MARGIN  : BISM ILLAH AL RAHMAN AL RAHIM, DURIBA HAZA AL DINAR BI MISR SANAT SETTIN WA ARBA'MAAT (460)

OBVERSE  : - CENTER : In 3 lines WITH � ALI � ABOVE AND � � WALEY ALLAH BELOW � : LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH WAHDAHU LA SHARIK LAHU MUHAMMAD RASUL ALLAH -MARGIN : MOHAMED RASSUL ALLAH ......WALAW KARIHA AL-MUSHRIKUN  - 

REFERENCES : KHEDIVIAL LIBRARY, CAIRO, LANE -POOLE  # ------, LAVOIX BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE PARIS # ------, NICOL & NABARRAWI # -----,MILES FATIMID COINS -------; ALBUM TYPE #  719, UNPUBLISHED AND AFTER EXTENSIVELY RESEARCHING THIS COIN IT TURNED OUT TO BE QUITE RARE.

A note about " rare/ unpublished coins" :  I am always reluctant to use the word " rare " in the description of a coin; The fact that a coin is unpublished in any of the known collections does not qualify it to be rare; It could be a mere coincidence or hoards were found later after the publication of these collections; The coin described here is common as a type and also common as a year of strike; The year 460 AH is known and common for the bull's eye type (3 circles) only; But this type/year combination is not common and is considered rare.

Precio SKU: 1809ERC9
US$ 950.00
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Cotización al: 11/30/20

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