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Unknown Arabic Silver Dirham

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Gvlielmvs
Joined: 17-Sep-2018
Posts: 32


2.4g
20mm

Any help is much appreciated!
Parimal
Joined: 22-Sep-2012
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Ilkhanid - 1 Dirham - Arghun
Not sure of the mint. Maybe it's Mardin mint
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numisquare
Joined: 25-Oct-2017
Posts: 341
Yes, Mardin mint year 685.
Gvlielmvs
Joined: 17-Sep-2018
Posts: 32
Thank you very much for the ID!

This is what comes up on numista for that date and mint:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces39078.html

Looks pretty close.

Regarding the date, do you see 685 on the coin, and if so, where?

Thanks again.
numisquare
Joined: 25-Oct-2017
Posts: 341
The date and mint are in the outside margins around the square: top-mint, left-five, bottom-eighty, right-six hundred. Parts of that are visible on this coin:
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2713265
Gvlielmvs
Joined: 17-Sep-2018
Posts: 32
Ah, OK I see that, thank you.
I see there are several stars on the one side (reverse?)
Would you happen to know the significance of these?
numisquare
Joined: 25-Oct-2017
Posts: 341
The meaning of the stars is unknown to me. Perhaps they are just decoration. The writing on the reverse side is in Uyghur.
SStefanov
Joined: 4-Jul-2017
Posts: 90
The stars are typical for Seljuq silver dirhams. You can check the Seljuq section. I personally recommend Islamic coins and their values by Mitchiner for Seljuq coins especially. Cheers!
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Gvlielmvs
Joined: 17-Sep-2018
Posts: 32
Good information, thank you.

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