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Islamic Coin Umayyad Silver Dirham Al - Walid Ibn Abdel Malik Al - Wasit 90 Ah

Islamic Coin Umayyad Silver Dirham Al - Walid Ibn Abdel Malik Al - Wasit 90 Ah Coins: Medieval photo   Category : Coins: Medieval > Islamic
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Islamic Coin Umayyad Silver Dirham Al - Walid Ibn Abdel Malik Al - Wasit 90 Ah Coins: Medieval photo 1


    

Numismatic data and valuation estimates provided by killing-hearts (Sep 1, 2013)
        
Item Information
Category : Coins: Medieval > IslamicId number: 91965
Certification: UncertifiedDetailed Description: See Below
Grade: UngradedEstimated value: around 60 USD
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MintThe coin clearly shows mint location being Al-Wasit Iraq
Size and weightThis is a silver dirham, weighs ~2.8 grams and is ~25 mm in diameter
ReferencesIt is Album 127 and is listed in Lane Poole Catalogue of the Collection of Arabic Coins Preserved in the Khedivial Library in Cairo Egypt as #170
The coin has a crimped flan at about 6 O'clock of the obverse
The dinar weighed 4.25 grams, or one mithqal, of the highest purity gold possible
The dirham weighed about 2.85 of the purest possible silver composition, which would maintain a solid coin
At the time the center of power and the main gold coin mint was located in Dimishq (current day Damascus in Syria), while silver coins were minted throughout the Muslim empire
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