Artist Islamic, Iraqi
Mint Mint of Al-Samiya, Iraqi
  • Dirham Coin Struck for the 'Abbasid Caliph al-Rashid
Date 807
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 7/8 inches (2.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
Accession Number 74.161
Department Islamic Art
On View Islamic N120, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, obverse field: [translated: There is no god but | God alone | He has no associates.]
Inscribed, obverse margin: [translated: In the name of God the Dirham was struck in Madinat al-Salam (Baghdad) in the year two and ninety and one hundred.]
Inscribed, reverse field: [translated: Muhammad | is the Apostle | of God | "ha".]
Inscribed, reverse margin: [translated: Qur 9:33.]
Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton (Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA);
1974-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)