Numismatica Genevensis SA

Auction 12

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Numismatica Genevensis SA, Auction 12

Ancient and World Coins

Part 1: Mo, 18.11.2019, from 03:00 PM CET
Part 2: Tu, 19.11.2019, from 10:00 AM CET
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Description

Abbasid Caliphate, third period
al-Muqtadir billah Abu'l-Fadl Ja'far b. al-Mu'tadid, AH 295-320 (908-932 CE). Presentation double Dirham AH 305, Madinat al-Salam. Standard abbasid third period dirham legends on both obverse and reverse. 6,31g. Album - (cf. 246A for the type but in the weight of one dirham).
Nice very fine.
This double weight dirham was struck on specially prepared broad flans with generous margins on both obverse and reverse. This unusual feature shows it to have been prepared for presentation to high officials in the Abbasid court and administration. These special coins were considered to be prestigious marks of honour for their recipients.

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