SWYOR-E9AF36: Arabic coin fragment

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Unique ID: SWYOR-E9AF36

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A fragment of an early medieval Islamic silver coin. It weighs 0.54g. It measures 13.06mm x 7.64mm x 0.96mm. It dates from the Islamic Abbasid period (750 - 1258), and part of the date in Arabic (written in Arabic letters) is visible. It seems to be early AH 190s, the period of Harun al-Rashid (AH 170-193/AD 786-809), probably mint of Samarkand. It probably reads AH 193 which is AD 808. Only a fragment of the coin survives. This coin was found with other objects suggesting an Early Medieval trading site, and so is probably an ancient loss.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 750
Date to: Circa AD 1258

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.06 mm
Width: 7.64 mm
Thickness: 0.96 mm
Weight: 0.54 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 20th April 2009

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Dirham
Ruler/issuer: Harun al-Rashid
Mint or issue place: Samarkand
Category: Islamic coin

Type: Arab: Abbasid dirham, al-Rashid (Album 219) Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Brampton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8380
Four figure Latitude: 53.31044484
Four figure longitude: -0.75574794
1:25K map: SK8380
1:10K map: SK88SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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