Abbasid, Al-Mahdi (AH 158-169 / 775-785 AD), gold Dinar, AH 166 / 782/3 AD, 4.23g (A. 214).
Uncirculated, plenty of original lustre.
Al-Mahdi, whose regnal name means ‘Rightly-guided’ or ‘Redeemer’ had a peaceful reign. He released several political prisoners, expanded and decorated the holy places of Mecca and Medina.