AGHLABID Ibrahim I 800-811 AD silver dirham 195 AH Ifriqiyyah mint


AGHLABID, Ibrahim I, 800-811 AD, dirham, 195 AH (811 AD), Ifriqiyyah mint, Obverse: governor’s name Musa, silver, 23mm, 2.78g, A435.3, Album rates this as RR, clipped, crude VG

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Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid made his governor Ibrahim Al-Aghlabi hereditary, giving rise to the Aghlabid dynasty. The Aghlabids preserved their fealty to the Abbasids until the conquest of the region by the Fatimids.

North Africa east of Egypt was called Africa by the Romans and Byzantines. The name became Ifriqiyyah when the Arabs conquered it at the end of the 7th century AD.

The term “Islamic coins” refers to coins made by Muslim governments from the time of the first caliphs to an end point in time that varies with the particular country being considered, but is generally some time from the 17th to 19th century. There is a geographic exclusion: India and points east are generally considered separately. The main reference used here is “Checklist of Islamic Coins,” by Stephen Album.