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nomos auction 20
10 july 2020
Auction 20
Estimate: 25000 CHF
ISLAMIC, 'Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mutawakkil, AH 232-247 / AD 847-861. 2 Dinars (Gold, 28.5 mm, 8.37 g, 8 h), "presentation" double dinar, citing al-Mu'tazz as heir-apparent, Surra man Ra'a (Samarra), AH 245 = 859-860 AD. Outer: لله الأمر من قبل ومن بعد ويومئذ يفرح المؤمنين بنصر الله "The command is God's, past and future and that day the faithful will rejoice in the victory granted by God" (Qr. XXX, 4-5). Inner: بسم الله ضرب هذا الدينر بسر من رأى سنة خمس وأربعين ومئتين "in the name of Allah this Dirham was struck in Surra man-Raa year 245". Center: لا إله إلا - الله وحده - لا شريك له - المعتز بالله "there is no - God but Allah he is Unique - without partners - Al-Mu'tazz billah". Rev. Outer: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى ودين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون "Muhammad is the messenger of God who sent him with guidance, and the religion of truth that he might make it supreme over all other religions even the polytheists may detest it" (Qr. IX, 33) Center: لله - محمد - رسول - الله - المتوكل على الله "for God – Muhammad – the messenger – God – al-Mutawakkil of Allah". Album T229. Probably unique and important. Good extremely fine.
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24. May 2020
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Estimate: 300 CHF
Heraclius, 610-641. Solidus (Gold, 22 mm, 4.40 g, 7 h), Constantinople, Є = 5th officina, 610-613. dN hERACL-IUS PP AVI Draped and cuirassed facing bust of Heraclius, wearing crown with plume and holding a cross in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ Є / N / CONOB Cross potent on base and three steps. DOC 4. MIB 6. SB 732. Apparently a rather scarce variant, only known from a single officinal. Clear, very sharp and attractive. Some flatness on the edges, otherwise, virtually as struck.
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