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ARC.mx 61 obverse (right), and reverse (left)
ARC.mx 61 obverse (right), and reverse (left)

Rasulid Silver Dirham

ARC.mx 61

struck at Mina

in 636 AH (1238–9 AD)

ARC.mx 61 obverse (right), and reverse (left)

Rasulid Silver Dirham

ARC.mx 61

struck at Mina

in 636 AH (1238–9 AD)

daimeter 26mm

It has been suggested that the coin was minted by al-Mansur ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali – the newly independent Rasulid ruler of the Yemen – in Mina to be given to pilgrims in 636 AH when he very likely performed his hajj. Extremely rare.