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Auction LIII  14 Jan 2021
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Lot 3249

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Starting Price: 220 USD
Price realized: 270 USD

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'Abbasid, temp. Harun al-Rashid, AH 170-193/ CE 786-809, Gold Dinar (4.02g). without mint name (Misr), AH 182, citing Ja'far (b. Yahya al-Barmaki) below reverse. Lowick/ Savage 57; Bernardi 69; Album 218.11. Scuff on obverse. In NGC holder graded "AU details, damaged". Estimated Value $275
NGC Certification 4930815-037.
Both Harun al-Rashid and his vizier Ja'far feature prominently in the famous collection of folk tales known in Arabic as 'Alf Laylah wa Laylah (One Thousand and One Nights) or in English as the Arabian Nights.
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