Dating arabic coins

dating arabic coins

How do you date a coin in Arabic?

Dating Arabic Coins Arabic numbers: Dates on coins are read from left to right. Coins using the AH (Anno Hegirae) system date from the time in 622 AD when Mohammed fled from Mecca, escaping to Medina. The Islamic calendar since then has used the lunar year to calculate dates.

What is the oldest coin in the Islamic world?

These are some of the earliest dated Islamic coins and believed to have been struck for about 15 years. Arab-Sassanian Coins, Various Mints In Iran, From Year 20 (Assume Yazdgird Era, So 31 AH / 652 CE) Onwards.

How to determine the AH date on a coin?

Some early 20 th century and most 19 th and earlier centuries coins have the full AH date from the start of a new sultanate/ruler only but many of these coins also feature an additional regnal number (year of reign) elsewhere on the coin e.g. AH + regnal number = AH date of issue. Bottom = 1223 (year of accession)...

When was the first Arab Sassanian coin minted?

Arab-Sassanian Coin, Bīshāpūr, Minted In 47 AH / 667 CE. Typical late Arab-Sassanian bust and fire-altar with attendants. Obverse margin: bism Allāh al-malik (In the name of God, the King). Arab-Sassanian Coins, Various Mints In Iran, From Year 35 (Assume Yazdgird Era, So 46 AH / 666 CE) Onwards.

How do you read Arabic numbers on coins?

Arabic numbers: Dates on coins are read from left to right. Coins using the AH (Anno Hegirae) system date from the time in 622 AD when Mohammed fled from Mecca, escaping to Medina. The Islamic calendar since then has used the lunar year to calculate dates.

How to determine the AH date on a coin?

Some early 20 th century and most 19 th and earlier centuries coins have the full AH date from the start of a new sultanate/ruler only but many of these coins also feature an additional regnal number (year of reign) elsewhere on the coin e.g. AH + regnal number = AH date of issue. Bottom = 1223 (year of accession)...

How do you calculate the year of issue on a coin?

Bottom = 1223 (year of accession) Top = 29 (regnal year). Year of issue: 1223 + 29 = 1252 AH = 1836 AD More modern coins can feature the date of issue in AH and/or AD format, using Arabic and/or Western numbers.

How do you read the date on a coin?

Dates on coins are read from left to right. Coins using the AH (Anno Hegirae) system date from the time in 622 AD when Mohammed fled from Mecca, escaping to Medina.

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