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Square Dirham - Anonymous

Square Dirham - Anonymous  -  obverse Square Dirham - Anonymous  -  reverse

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Features

Country Almohad Caliphate
(Islamic states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1121-1269
Value AR Square Dirham
Metal Silver
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Square/Quadrangular (4-sided, irregular)
Demonetized yes
References Vives# 2088-2089-2090-2091-2092-2093-2094-2095-2096-2097-2098, Vives# 2100-2101-2103-2104-2105-2106-2107-2109-2110, MWI# 421
Monedas de las dinastías arábigo-españolas
by Antonio Vives y Escudero
(Establecimiento tipográfico de Fortanet)
Oriental Coins and Their Values: The World of Islam
by Michael Mitchiner
(Hawkins Publications)

Obverse

Arabic script
Legend in three lines in double-border

Lettering:
لا إله إلا الله
الأمر كله لله
لا قوة إلا بالله

Translation:
No God except Allah
It's all for God
No power except God

Reverse

Arabic script
Legend in three lines in double-border

Lettering:
الله ربنا
محمد رسولنا
المهدي امامنا

Translation:
God is our Lord
Mohammed is our messenger
The Mahdi is before us

Comments

Fas (Fes)(فاس) mint detail (at the bottom left of the obverse) (Vives 2107)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1121-1129)  515-524 AH - under al-Imam al-Mahdi Muhamed Ibn Tumart - 1121-1130 AD
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Agharnata (Granada) 1.52gr 14x14mm Vives 2097 variant
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - al-Sus 1.52gr 14x14mm
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Balansiya (Valencia) 1.32gr 14x14mm Vives 2090
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Bidjaya 1. 46 gr 14x13mm Vives 2100
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Djayan ( Jaen) 1.52gr 14x14mm Vives 2091
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Fas (Fez) 1.48gr 13x13mm Vives 2107
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Gharnata (Granada) 1.52gr 15x15mm Vives 2097
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Ishbiliya (Sevilla) 1.52gr 13x13mm Vives 2089
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Malaqa ( Malaga) 1.54gr 14x14mm Vives 2095
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Manurca (Menorca) 1.40gr 14x14mm Vives 2094
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Marrakesh 1.50gr 13x13mm Vives 2109
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Mayurca (Mallorca) 1.50gr 14x14mm Vives 2093
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Miknasa 1.48gr 13x13mm Vives 2110
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Millares. Christian imitations of the Almohade dirham were struck in Aragon and southern France for use in trade with the Muslim states of north Africa.
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Mursiya (Murcia) 1.48gr 14x14mm Vives 2096
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - MWI# 421
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - No mint 1.52gr 14x14mm Vives 2088
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Qurtuba (Cordoba) 1.50gr 14x14mm Vives 2092
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Ribat al-Fath 1. 46 gr 14x13mm Vives 2104
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Sabta (Ceuta) 1.54gr 13x13mm Vives 2105
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Sala (mint on both areas) 1.50gr 14x14mm.
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Sala (mint on IIA area) 1.50gr 13x13mm
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Sharish (Jerez) 1.56gr 14x14mm Vives 2098
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Shilb ? ( Silves) 1.51gr 14x14mm
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Sidjilmasa 1.52gr 14x14mm Vives 2106
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Tilimsan 1. 56 gr 14x14mm Vives 2101
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Tilmal or Tinmal (?) 1.46gr 14x14mm
ND (1121-1269)  515-668 AH - Tunis 1. 52 gr 14x14mm Vives 2103
ND (1144)  Fas (Fez)
ND (1160) 
ND (1247)  Fas (Fez)

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