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Dār al-Ḍarb
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, the mint, was an indispensable institution in the life of mediaeval Middle Eastern society because of the highly developed monetary character of its economy, particularly during the early centuries of Muslim domination. The primary function of the mint was to supply coins for the needs of government and of the general public. At times of monetary reforms the mints served also as a place where obliterated coins could be exchanged for the new issues. The…

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Ehrenkreutz, A.S., İnalcık, Halil and Burton-Page, J., “Dār al-Ḍarb”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0150>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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