Islamic, ‘Abbasid Caliphate, Al-Mutawakkil, AH 232-247 / AD 847-861. Gold Dinar. Rare.

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Islamic, ‘Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mutawakkil, AH 232-247 / AD 847-861. Gold Dinar, 21 mm. 4.0 gm. Misr (Egypt), AH 243 = 857/8. Obv: Citing his son as heir by his future caliphal title al-Muʿtazz Billah, ‘lā ilāha illā / Allāh waḥdahū / lā sharīka lahū / al-Muʿtazz Billāh’ (‘There is no deity but Allah, the One, there is no partner to Him. al-Muʿtazz Billah’ in Arabic); in the margin, ‘bism Allāh ḍuriba hādhā al-dīnār bi Miṣr sana thalāth wa arbaʿīn wa miʾatayn’ (‘In the name of Allah. This dinar was struck in Misr in the year 243’ in Arabic); in the outer margin, ‘li-llāh al-amr min qabl wa min baʿd wa yawmaʾidhin yafraḥu al-muʾminūn bi naṣr Allāh’ (‘To Allah belongs the command before and after, and on that day the believers will rejoice with the help of Allah’ in Arabic; Qurʾān 30: 4-5). Rev: ‘li-llāh / Muḥammad / rasūl / Allāh / al-Mutawakkil ʿalā Allāh’ (‘To Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. al-Mutawakkil ʿala Allah’ in Arabic); in the margin, ‘Muḥammad rasūl Allāh arsalahū bi al-hudā wa dīn al-ḥaqq liyuẓhirahū ʿalā al-dīn kullih wa law kariha al-mushrikūn’ (‘Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. He sent him with guidance and the religion of truth, so that He may make it overcome all religions, even though the unbelievers may dislike it’ in Arabic). Album 229.3. Struck from worn dies and with light graffiti. Rare.