Unrecorded Fatimid gold dinar of Imam/Caliph al-Hakim emerges

Unrecorded Fatimid gold dinar of Imam/Caliph al-Hakim emerges

Among the highlights of the current Wilkes & Curtis auction is a Fatimid gold dinar from the reign of the Caliph al-Hakim (AD996-1021). Struck at the Atrablus mint in Lebanon, it is dated 393h (c.1003AD) – a previously unrecorded date for a dinar from this mint – making it a highly rare example of this coin. In fine condition to boot, it is estimated at £1000-1200 at the timed online auction which closes on September 14. Another coin in equally good condition which is also believed to have a previously unrecorded date is a Buwayhid gold Dinar struck at Madinat al-Salam (Baghdad) in 372h (c.982AD).

Source: Unrecorded Fatimid gold dinar emerges at Wilkes Curtis auction : Antiques trade gazette

Wilkes & Curtis Auction

Author: ismailimail

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