Abbasid Caliphate, Al-Mahdi, as the third Abbasid Caliph from 775-785 AD, Gold Dinar (4.26g, 19mm), AH 163, ‘mintless’ type. Obverse: Legend in Kuffic script, “لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله”. Reverse: Legend in Kuffic script, “محمد رسول الله بسم الله ضرب هذا الدينر سنة ثلاثة و ستون و مئة”. Bernardi-51. Few minor contact marks, bolder and more attractive in hand, near Extremely Fine or better.
The Obverse Kuffic legend has an English translation of “There is no god but God alone, He has no partner, Muhammad is the Messenger of God, He sent him with guidance and the religion of truth that he may cause it to prevail over all”. The Reverse Kuffic legend has an English translation of “Muhammad Is the Messenger of God, In the name of God this dinar was struck in the year 163”.