al-Muntasir, ‘Abbasid Caliph AH 247-248/AD 861-862
Bernardi 159Je; A 231, Very Fine
Surraman Ra’a mint. Kalima at center, double obverse marginal legends with Qur’an 30:4 in outer margin, date formula in inner margin; Reverse, continuation of Kalima, “lillah” above, al-Muntasir Billah below, Qur’an 9:33 in margin. Surraman Ra’a was the formal name of the city of Samarra in Iraq. Extremely rare.