al-Aziz (Abu Mansur Nizar al-Aziz Billah), Fatimid Caliphs 975-996(365-386H)

A-703,  Fine

Arabic legends on obverse and reverse. Rare; uneven flan missing some detail.

Tall, handsome, brave and humane, al-Aziz as he is mostly known, was the 5th Caliph of the Fatimid Caliphate and a man of great culture. Under al-‘Aziz, the Fatimid Empire stretched as far as Palestine and Syria, and even sent Muslim missionaries to China. The compass of his empire brought in vast sums of gold.