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Auction 107

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Morton & Eden, Auction 107

Important Coins of the Islamic World

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A COLLECTION OF TEN ABBASID SILVER AND COPPER COINS FROM THE HOLY CITY OF MAKKA, comprising eight silver dirhams and two copper fulus, all 3rd century: ABBASID, TEMP. AL-MA’MUN (194-218h). Fals, Makka 204h. Obverse: In field: la ilaha illa | Allah wahdahu | la sharik lahu | Makka. Reverse: In field: Muhammad | Muhammad | rasul | Allah | ‘adl. Weight: 5.98g. References: Lowick -; Album M308; cf Zeno #184299. Fair to fine and extremely rare. ABBASID, TEMP. AL-MA’MUN (194-218h). Fals, Makka 205h. Obverse: In field: la ilaha illa | Allah wahdahu | la sharik lahu | Makka. Reverse: In field: Muhammad | Muhammad | rasul | Allah | ‘adl. Weight: 4.46g. References: Lowick -; Album M308. Fair to fine and extremely rare. ABBASID, AL-MU‘TADID (279-289h). Dirham, Makka 283h. Weight: 2.81g. References: Diler, Islamic Mints p. 1201 = Sotheby’s, 24-25 March 1988, lot 360 (date of sale incorrectly given as October 1987 by Diler); cf Stephen Album Rare Coins auction 27, 19 January 2017, lot 336. Some flat striking in margin, flan slightly wavy, about very fine and toned, extremely rare. Provenance: CNG Triton auction XXI, 9 January 2018, lot 949; Morton & Eden auction 85, 27 April 2017, lot 52. ABBASID, AL-MU‘TADID (279-289h). Dirham, Makka 289h. Weight: 2.91g. References: Diler, Islamic Mints p. 1201, note 18865 = Spink Zurich auction 22, 17 March 1987, lot 107; cf Stephen Album Rare Coins auction 27, 19 January 2017, lot 337, ‘one of the rarest dates for Makka silver dirhams’. Slight double-striking and central weakness but margins very clear, very fine and extremely rare. ABBASID, AL-MUKTAFI (289-295h). Dirham, Makka 289h. Weight: 2.81g. References: Diler, Islamic Mints p. 1201 = Nützel 1638; SCC 1412. Centres weak, fine to good fine and very rare. ABBASID, AL-MUKTAFI (289-295h). Dirham, Makka 291h. Weight: 2.81g. References: Diler, Islamic Mints p. 1201 = SICA 10: 489; SCC 1429, same dies. Edge chip, about fine and toned, very rare. Exceptionally, this coin lacks the name of Wali al-dawla, who is named on virtually all Abbasid dirhams struck in this year. ABBASID, AL-MUKTAFI (289-295h). Dirham, Makka 292h. Weight: 2.93g. References: Diler, Islamic Mints p. 1201 = SICA 10: 490, same dies. Margins weak, about very fine and extremely rare. ABBASID, AL-MUKTAFI (289-295h). Dirham, Makka 293h. Weight: 2.91g. References: Diler, Islamic Mints p. 1201 = SICA 10: 491; SCC 1454; cf CNG auction 102, 18 May 2016, lot 1264, same obverse die. Slightly bent flan but better than very fine and well struck for issue, very rare. ABBASID, AL-MUKTAFI (289-295h). Dirham, Makka 294h. Weight: 3.19g. References: Diler, Islamic Mints p. 1201 = SICA 10: 492. Minor double-striking, very fine or better with very clear mint and date, very rare. ABBASID, AL-MUKTAFI (289-295h). Dirham, Makka 295h. Weight: 2.76g. References: Diler, Islamic Mints p. 1202; cf Islamic Coins Auction 9, 12 October 2004, lot 3293. Has been cleaned minor edge splits, otherwise very fine and very rare

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