Dirham - al-Mu'tadid 'Abbad ibn Muhammad- 1042-1069 AD Abbadid dynasty - 1023-1095


Country Taifa of Seville
(Islamic states)
Type Common coin
Years (433-461)
Calendar Islamic
Value AR Dirham (0.7)
Metal Silver
Weight 2.34 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes


Abbad ibn Muhammad, AL-MUTADID

Lettering: Arabic: المعتمد بن عباد

Translation: Adopted by Ibn Abbad


Abbad ibn Muhammad, AL-MUTADID was the last ruler of the Taifa of Seville (1069–1091) and a member of the Abbasid dynasty.  The coin weight varies between 2.34 and 2.50 g

The Taifa of Seville started as a small, weakly defended territory comprising parts of current Spanish provinces of Seville, Huelva and Cadiz, but quickly emerged as the most powerful taifa kingdom of the time, after its rulers began pursuing a policy of expansion. After several military campaigns, the kingdom achieved dominance over all of Western Andalusia and Murcia, gradually absorbing the taifas of Badajoz, Algeciras, Granada and Málaga, Mértola (1044), Huelva (1051), Algarve (1051), Niebla (1053) Algeciras (1055), Silves (1063), Ronda (1065), Morón (1066), Carmona (1067), Arcos (1069) and even Córdoba itself (1070, lost in 1075 to Toledo but regained in 1077). The kingdom reached its largest territorial extent in 1078 with the capture of Murcia in 1078.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (433-461)  Al-Andalus

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Dirham - al-Mu'tadid 'Abbad ibn Muhammad- 1042-1069 AD (Abbadid dynasty - 1023-1095)