The English word "dinar" is the transliteration of the Arabic دينار (dīnār), which was borrowed via the Syriac dīnarā from the Greek δηνάριον (denárion), itself from the Latin dēnārius, a small silver coin in the Ancient Roman coinage, first minted about 211 BC.
A gold coin known as the dīnāra was also introduced to India by the Kushan Empire in the 1st century AD, and adopted by the Gupta Empire and its successors up to the 6th century. The modern gold dinar is a modern bullion gold coin.
|Countries||Currency||ISO 4217 code|
|Macedonia||Macedonian denar||MKN (1992–1993)
MKD (1993− )
|Countries||Currency||ISO 4217 code||Used||Replaced by|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnia and Herzegovina dinar||BAD||1992–1998||Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark|
|Croatia||Croatian dinar||HRD||1991–1994||Croatian kuna|
|Iran||Iranian rial was divided into at first 1250 and then 100 dinars|
|Republika Srpska||Republika Srpska dinar||n/a||1992–1998||Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark|
|South Yemen||South Yemeni dinar||YDD||1965–1990||Yemeni rial|
|Sudan||Sudanese dinar||SDD||1992–2007||Sudanese pound|
| Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Yugoslav dinar||YUD (1965–1989)
The 8th century English king Offa of Mercia minted copies of Abbasid dinars struck in 774 by Caliph Al-Mansur with "Offa Rex" centered on the reverse. The moneyer visibly had no understanding of Arabic as the Arabic text contains many errors. Such coins may have been produced for trade with Islamic Spain.
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