Dirham - al-Mahdi - 775-785 AD


Country Abbasid Caliphate
Type Common coin
Years (158-168)
Calendar Islamic
Value AR Dirham (0.7)
Metal Silver
Weight 3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes


Central Legend
لا اله الا
الله وحده
لا شرك له

Marginal Legend
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بالبصرة
سنة احدى و ستين و مئة

There is no diety except |
(the one) God alone |
He has no equal

In The Name of God. This dirham was struck in al-Basra in the year one and sixty and one hundred (161)


Central Legend
محمد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم
الخليفة المهدي

Marginal Legend
محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و
دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله
ولو كره المشركون

Muhammad is the Messenger of God/
Gods Prayer and Salutations upon him (PBAH)/
The Caliph al-Mahd/

Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions even if the polytheists abhor it.

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
ND (158-168)  al-Basra
ND (158-168)  al-Muhammadiya mint
ND (158-168)  Jayy mint
ND (158-168)  Madinat al-Salam mint

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Dirham - al-Mahdi - 775-785 AD