Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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The Coinage
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Weight of the dirham

Al-Ḥuṣain ibn-al-Aswad from Yaḥya ibn-Âdam from al-Ḥasan ibn-Ṣâliḥ:—The dirhams of Persian mintage differed more or less. They used to coin a mithḳâl weighing twenty carats [ḳîrâṭ] and another coin weighing twelve carats, and another coin of ten carats (i. e. half a mithḳâl);…

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“The Coinage”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 16 October 2019

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