Gold Dinar of Muhammad II of Ifriqiya

29 Aug 2020  Sat

Abu 'l-Gharaniq Muhammad II ibn Ahmad was the eighth Emir of the Aghlabids in Ifriqiya (864–875).

He succeeded his uncle Ziyadat Allah II, inheriting from his predecessors a stable and prosperous state. An aesthete fond of wine and hunting, he felt able to devote himself to extravagance and displays of pomp. His reign saw the conquest of Malta and raids into mainland Italy were sufficient to force tribute from Pope John VIII.

He was succeeded by his brother Abu Ishaq Ibrahim II (875–902). Depicted above is an Aghlabid Dinar struck in 260 AH under Abu 'l-Gharaniq Muhammad II in Tunisia.

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