Dirham - al-Mahdi Madinat al-Salam

Dirham - al-Mahdi (Madinat al-Salam) -  obverseDirham - al-Mahdi (Madinat al-Salam) -  reverse

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Country Abbasid Caliphate
Ruling authority Caliph al-Mahdi ٱلْـمَـهْـدِي (6 October 775 - 24 July 785)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 159-164 (775-785)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value AR Dirham (0.7)
Currency Dinar (750-1517)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.86 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes


لا اله الا
الله وحده
لا شرك له

la alh 'illa
alllah wahdah
la sharik lah

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


محمد رسول
الله صلى الله
عليه وسلم
الخليفة المهدي

mmuhammad rrasul
alllah salla alllah
ealayh wasallam
alkhalifat almahdi

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


O oo O oo O oo Baghdad, Iraq (762)


Mint mark around the rim on the obverse:
O oo O oo O oo - Madinat al-Salam (159-164)

Date: 162 AH

For detailed variations between years and mints, visit https://islamiccoins.ancients.info/abbasid/almahdi.htm

Mint marks around the rim on the obverse:

  • O oo O oo O oo - Madinat al-Salam (159-164), al-Muhammadiya (166-168)
  • oo oo oo oo - Madinat al-Salam (165)
  • Ø o Ø o Ø o - al-Basra (161)
  • o o o o o - al-Abbasiyya (162-169)
  • O O O O O - Kirman (167)
  • OOO   OOO   OOO - Harun Abad (169)

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ND (775-785)  158-168 AH
159 (776) O oo O oo
160 (777) O oo O oo
161 (778) O oo O oo
162 (779) O oo O oo
163 (780) O oo O oo
164 (781) O oo O oo

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