MA-Shops: Islamic Coins-Part 2
Important for people who are interested in how the Islam inflected coinage is how the Islam influenced politics.
It is a very interesting part of history but it can be summarized that rulers who were followers of the Islam had destabilized the balance of powers in the area between the Atlantic and India in the centuries after Muhammad left Mecca.
Islamic rulers ruled large parts of this area for centuries until the end of the Ottoman-empire in 1918. Based on all this for me an Islamic coin is a coin minted under the authority of a ruler who use the Islam as his main reference to rule his empire or city. But how can we deal with this huge and difficult history?
My advice to all new collectors is always start with reading about the coinage and history of the period/area/rulers you want to collect. When you have read some books while you started collecting Islamic coins you will noticed how varied the islamic coins are and how interesting there history is. Most of the time the Islamic coins don’t have an interesting iconography because the Islam don’t allows it. The variation lays in the use of their script. And believe me in a while you start to read the Arabic scripts like it is your own script. And how awesome is that!
More Islamic Coins on MA-Shops
Umayyad: Al-Walid I, 705-715, AV Dinar
Weight: 4.28 g
Diameter: 19.00 mm
Dinar 775-785 AD Abbasid Caliphate Al-Mahdi
Weight: 4.11 gr
Diameter: 18.22 mm
Tilla 1235 AH Central Asia, Bukhara Khanate Haidar Tora
Catalog: KM 52
Weight: 4.57 g
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Check here all the Islamic Coins on MA-Shops
Written by Joël van Dam, Owner of Joëlnumismatics.
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