ABBASID, AL-MU‘TAMID (256-279h). Dinar, Hamadhan 276h. Obverse: In field: la ilaha illa | Allah wahdahu | la sharik lahu | al-Nasir li-din Allah | al-Muwaffaq billah. Reverse: In field: Muhammad | rasul | Allah | al-Mu‘tamid ‘ala-’llah | Ahmad ibn al-Muwaffaq billah; Around central legends, to right, above, and to left: al-quwwa – lillah – jami‘an. Weight: 4.31g. References: cf Bernardi type 186 (unrecorded for this mint); cf Morton & Eden auction 35, 11-12 November 2008, lot 575 for a similar coin dated 277h). Struck from a rusty obverse die, about very fine and of the highest rarity, apparently unpublished. This hitherto unpublished coin appears to be the earliest recorded Abbasid dinar from the mint of Hamadhan.
Estimate: GBP 3000 - 4000