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The Earliest Available Issue from the al-Andalus (Qurtubah [Cordoba]) Mint

412, Lot: 753. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Yazid II ibn 'Abd al-Malik. AH 101-105 / AD 720-724. AR Dirham (27mm, 2.88 g, 6h). al-Andalus (Qurtubah [Cordoba]) mint. Dated AH 104 (AD 722/3). Cf. Gomez, Hispano 16 (for type); Klat 117; Album 135; ICV 240; Morton & Eden 63, lot 15. Good VF, toned.

While not the first issue from this mint (Klat cites one example in a private collection; the second is the Morton & Eden coin), this is the earliest readily available date from al-Andalus.