al-Mu’tadid, ‘Abbasid Caliph AH 279-289/AD 892-902
Bernardi 211Hg; A 241, Superb Extremely Fine
Nisibin mint. Kalima at center, double obverse marginal legends with Qur’an 30:4 in outer margin, date formula in inner margin; Reverse, continuation of Kalima, “lillah” above, al-Mu’tadid Billah cited below, Qur’an 9:33 in margin. Rare. Bernardi knew of only a single example of this date. Nisibin is an ancient city located in Turkey at its border with Syria.