Morocco AH 1188 1 dirham

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from the Ma’adi Collection
from the Ma’adi Collection

Prior to the coinage reform of 1889, Moroccan coins were either hammered or cast, and counterfeits abounded. What was lacking in local coins was made up for by the circulation of large quantities of foreign silver currency.

Shown is a one dirham silver hammered coin. It was issued under Mohammed III (1757-1790 AD). The date is AH 1188, or 1774 AD.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specifications: 2.93 g, silver.

Catalog reference: KM C-32.1


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