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Auction 42  20-23 Jan 2022
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Lot 1110
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Starting price: 100 000 USD
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Minimum bid: 100 000 USD

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HEJAZ: al-Husayn b. 'Ali, 1916-1924, AV dinar hashimi, Makka al-Mukarrama (Mecca), AH1334 year 8, KM-32, "King of Arab Lands" type, NGC graded MS62, RRRR. To our knowledge, only four pieces bearing the legend "Malik al-Bilad al 'Arabiya" ("King of the Lands of Arabia") are known today. It is said that this regal legend claiming sovereignty over the Lands of Arabia outraged other Arab leaders, in particular King 'Abd al-'Aziz, then ruler of the Nejd. In order to placate his critics, al-Husayn b. 'Ali ordered that the offending legend be amended to "The Renaissance of the Lands of Arabia". This is the highest graded by either PCGS or NGC and is likely the finest known example of this extremely rare type!

Estimate: 150,000-250,000 USD
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