The rarest arabic gold dinar coin. The price is from $ 1,800,000

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The rarest arabic gold dinar coin. The price is from $ 1,800,000, The rarest arabic gold dinar coin. The price is from $ 1,800,000
Once upon a time, the commander of the faithful prophet Muhammad owned the land near Mecca, where gold mines were located. The rarest Arabian coin made from the metal of these mines is the gold dinar of the Arab Caliphate. Only 10 coins are known in the world. And one is for sale. Starting price is $ 1800,000. Look at the photo, and on a sudden you would come across it.

Gold dinar of the Arab caliphate is for sale at auction Morton & Eden (Great Britain). The coin dated 723 is in excellent condition. There is the inscription "From the mine of the commander of the faithful." on one side. Gold for the coin was mined near Mecca on the territory owned by the prophet Mohammed in the past. The initial cost of the coin at the Morton & Eden auction is $ 1.8 million.

Dinar of the Arab Caliphate is a gold coin and one of the key monetary units of the Arab Caliphate, as well as of some states appeared after its collapse. The coin is mentioned in the Qur'an. As a result of the monetary reform of 695, gold dinar is the standard. In those days, coins were taken exclusively by weight.

Coins of the Arab caliphate until the 12th century are commonly called Kufic today, after one of the new cities built by the Arabs - Kufa. The style of the inscriptions on these coins is also called Kufic. Some names of coins were received from the Sasanian Iran: gold coins - dinars, silver - dirhams. From the Byzantine follys are copper fels. There are no images on the coins, only text and orrnament.

The angular handwriting of “kufi” makes them especially expressive. In the X century, Kufic letters, which used to be straight lines - trunks, teeth, corners, now seem to sprout shoots, long curved lines. By this difference, it is easy to distinguish the era of the origin of the coin.

In the process of circulation of coins, a complete set of characteristic coin legends was developed. On the front side, a saying from the Koran was usually imprinted - a symbol of faith. On the reverse side there was a continuation of the symbol, the messenger of God - Muhammad was mentioned, then came the name of the caliph. Even lower the name of the emir was placed - the ruler of the area where the coin was minted. In a circular legend, the name of the coin was reported, as well as the year and city where it was knocked out. It is another important component for coin attribution.

Kufic coins are dated in hijra years. Hijra is the escape of Muhammad the Prophet and the first Muslims from Mecca to Medina, which occurred in 622. The year of the hijra was taken as the beginning of the reckoning among Muslims. But since the lunar year in the hijra is 11 days behind our solar year, then for every 33 years in the hijra you need to make an adjustment for 1 year.
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