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10700946
Triton XXI, Lot: 946. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $9500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. AR Dirham (27mm, 2.86 g, 2h). Anibar mint. Dated AH 81 (AD 700/1). First portion of the kalimat at-tawḥīd: lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka la (there is no god except Allah, and one [is] he; (there is) no partner to him) in three lines; in outer margin, b-ismi-llāh zarb hazā āl-dirham bi-anibar fī sanat ihdā wa themānīn (in the name of Allah struck this dirham in Tukharistan in the year one and eighty (after the Hijra)); all within triple pelleted circular border; outer border consisting of five annulets surrounded by pelleted circular border / “Umayyad Second Symbol” (Sura 112 [al-ikhlas]): allah ahad allah/es-samad lem yalid/ wa lem yūlad wa lem yakun/lahu kufū ahad (Allah is one. Allah is Eternal. He did nor beget and he was not begotten, and there was not to him equal single one) in three lines; in outer margin the “Umayyad Second Symbol” (Sura 9 [al-tauba]:33): [muḥammadur] rasūlu-llāh arsalahu bi-’lhudā wa dīn al-haqq lī-yuzhirahu ’ala al-dīn kollihi walau ka[riha al-mushrikūn] (Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; him He sent with guidance and true faith to make it prevail over all other faiths even though the polytheists may hate it); all within double pelleted circular border; outer border consisting of five annulets surrounded by pelleted circular border. Klat 139; Album 126 and p. 40, note 76 ICV –. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare.


Ex Morton & Eden 73 (23 April 2015), lot 24.