Coin of Abdullah ibn Zubayr
A coin minted during the reign of Abdullah-ibn Zubayr, cira 60-73 Hj. /680-692 CE. AR Drachm (4.04 gm; 32 mm). Minted in year 56 in the region of Darábghird, today the Fars Province of Iran. The Pahlavi inscription in front of the face of Emperor Khusrau II reads “apdwla-i zubiran amīr-i -wurrishnikān” (ʻAbdullah bin Zubayr, Commander of the Believers). The Arabic inscription in the obverse margin reads “bismillāh” (in the name of Allah).
Coins were minted in the name of 'Abdullah ibn Zubayr as far as the districts of Kerman and Fars in modern-day Iran; both were dependencies of Basra. Although his authority outside of the Hejaz was largely nominal, but this shows the extent of Ibn al-Zubayr's sovereignty. He was the second individual to issue coins declaring himself “Commander of the Believers”
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