HESH-18E881: Coin: Islamic coin probably from the reign of Harum al Rashid (170-193 AH)

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Unique ID: HESH-18E881

Object type certainty: Certain
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Possible Islamic, arabic or near eastern coin. Probably from the reign of Harum-al-Rashid (170-193 AH [786-809 AD]). Below the reverse of the coin is (Al-Fa dl). The obverse is badly corroded and therefore the mint is indistinct.

The occurance of similar cut silver arabic coins (and silver artefacts) has been explained through contact with the Viking or Anglo-Scandinavian trade routes.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Ascribed Culture:
Date from: AD 786
Date to: AD 809

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.83 g
Diameter: 23.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd March 2004

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders Reference: 49

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain

Obverse description: Badly corroded and decayed. Reverse inscription: Below reverse: (al-Fa)dl [?]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Sheinton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6104
Four figure Latitude: 52.632342
Four figure longitude: -2.577669
1:25K map: SJ6104
1:10K map: SJ60SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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