Dirham Coin Struck for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Rashid

Islamic, Iraqi, Artist Mint of Al-Samiya, Mint

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Dirham Coin Struck for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Rashid

807

(Artist) Islamic, Iraqi Mint of Al-Samiya (Mint) Iraqi

Silver

Overall: 7/8 inches (2.2 cm)

Numismatics

Islamic Art

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton

74.161

This work is in the public domain.

Markings

Inscribed, obverse field: [translated: There is no god but | God alone | He has no associates.] Inscribed, obverse margin: [translated: In the name of God the Dirham was struck in Madinat al-Salam (Baghdad) in the year two and ninety and one hundred.] Inscribed, reverse field: [translated: Muhammad | is the Apostle | of God | "ha".] Inscribed, reverse margin: [translated: Qur 9:33.]

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Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton (Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA)

1974-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Islamic, Iraqi; Mint of Al-Samiya, Dirham Coin Struck for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Rashid, 807, silver. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton, 74.161.

Dirham Coin Struck for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Rashid
Dirham Coin Struck for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Rashid