Coin-of-Abdullah-al-Mahdi-Billah

Coin of Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah

24 Jul 2018  Tue

The Fatimid Caliphate was an Islamic Caliphate, claimed descent from Fatimah, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad. The Fatimid spanned a large area of North Africa, from the Red Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west.

Abdulla al-Mahdi Billah was the founder of the Ismaili Fatimid Caliphate. This gold Dinar of Al-Mahdi was issued from al-Qayrawan mint in 303 AH. The obverse of a coin depicts the legend ‘Abd allah la ilah illa allah wahdahu la sharik lahu amir al-mu’minin muhammad rasul allah arsalahu bi’l-huda wa din al-haqq li-yuzhirahu ‘ala al-din kullihi wa law kariha al-mushrikun’.

The reverse of coin inscribed with ‘Al-imam muhammad rasul allah al-mahdi billahbism allah duriba hadha’l-dinar bi’l-qayrawan sana thalaatha wa thalathmi’a’.

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