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Middle Eastern Coins

The earliest-known Middle Eastern coins were introduced by the Persian Empire in 6th century B.C. Most 6th-century Persian coins were melted down and replaced during Alexander the Great's conquest. Currency in the Middle East was dominated by first the Greeks, then later the Byzantine Empire. It took until the end of the 7th century A.D. for the Middle East to escape Byzantium's influence, when the Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik created his own monetary system.

Abd al-Malik broke with Byzantine currency as a result of iconoclasm: being Muslim, the increasing usage of Christian iconography caused conflict. Many of the clerics of the time felt that the use of religious icons on something mundane like currency went against their religion, so Abd al-Malik opted... Read more

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A 22ct Bahrain 'Hamad Town' 16g gold coin, in case.

March 28, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
Acton, London, United Kingdom

£42 (3 bids)

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March 28, 2017, 7:30 PM CST
Austin, TX, USA

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1935H Egypt 5 Milliemes Semi Key

March 28, 2017, 7:30 PM CST
Austin, TX, USA

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1958 Egypt 10 Milliemes  Sphinx on Obverse

March 28, 2017, 7:30 PM CST
Austin, TX, USA

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1959 1/4 Pahlavi Iran .900 Gold Bullion

March 29, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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1960 1/2 Pahlavi Iran .900 Gold Bullion

March 29, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1960 Pahlavi Iran .900 Gold Bullion

March 29, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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1974 Pahlavi 7th Asian Games .900 Gold Bullion

March 29, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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SH 1346 Pahlavi Royal Family .900 Gold Bullion

March 29, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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SH 1350 Pahlavi 2500 Year Persian Empire .900 Gold Bouillon

March 29, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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SH1358 Iran 1/2 Azadi .900 Gold Bouillon

March 29, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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SH1358 Iran 1/2 Azadi .900 Gold Bouillon

March 29, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Egypt AH 1378 (1958) Gold 1/2 Pound, KM-391 (.1196 oz AGW)

April 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$90 (7 bids)

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Iran SH1339 (1960) Gold 1/2 Pahlavi, KM-1161 (.1177 oz AGW)

April 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$100 (5 bids)

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Iran SH1349 (1970) Gold 1/2 Pahlavi, KM-1161 (.1177 oz AGW)

April 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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Iran SH1350 (1971) Gold Pahlavi, KM-1162 (.2354 oz AGW)

April 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$100 (2 bids)

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Saudi Arabia AH 1370 (1950) Gold Guinea, KM-36 (.2354 oz AGW)

April 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$45 (2 bids)

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 Israeli Specimen Sets.

April 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Garden City, NY, USA

$2 (1 bid)

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1935 Palestine 100 Mils

April 9, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
South Bend, IN, USA

$4 (1 bid)

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