Rare mint! Silver dirham of Caliph Harun al-Rashid (170-193 AH / 786-809 AD), al-Muhammadiya mint, 183 AH/799 AD, Abbasid Caliphate

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Arabic inscriptions: "There is no God except Allah alone. He has no partner" in the central field, "In the name of Allah this dirhem was struck at Medinat al-Salam in the year one hundred eighty three" in the margins, all within a triple border with three double annulets / "Allah is one, Allah is eternal. He begets not neither is he begotten" in the central field, "Mohamed is the prophet of Allah whom he sent with guidance and the religion of truth that he may make it victorious over every other religion", citation of al-Amin underneath, all within a border with five annulets. Minted in 183 AH = 799 AD, mint of al-Muhammadiya. 25mm, 2.84 grams. Album 219.9.Harun al-Rashid (March 17, 763 March 24, 809) was the fifth and most famous Abbasid Caliph.He ruled from 786 to 809, and his time was marked by scientific, cultural, and religious prosperity. Art and music also flourished significantly during his reign. His life and the fabulous court over which he held sway have been the subject of many tales: some are factual but most are believed to be fictitious. The famous The Book of One Thousand and One Nights contained many stories that might have been inspired by Harun's magnificent court.