Nations in dark green currently use the dinar. Nations in light green previously used the dinar. Yugoslavian states are inset to the lower left.
dinar or denar is a main currency unit in modern circulation in nine mostly- Islamic countries, and has historic use in several more.
The history of the dinar dates to the
gold dinar, an early Islamic coin corresponding to the Byzantine . The denarius auri modern gold dinar is a modern bullion gold coin.
The word "dinar" in English is the transliteration of the
Arabic دينار (dīnār), which in turn was borrowed from the Greek δηνάριον (dénarion), itself from the Latin dēnārius ( q.v.).
Countries currently using a currency called "dinar" or similar
Countries and regions which have previously used a currency called "dinar"
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.
Oxford English Dictionary, Second edition, 1989, s.v. dinar; online version November 2010
Medieval European Coinage By Philip Grierson p.330
Krause, Chester L., and Clifford Mishler (2003). 2004 . Colin R. Bruce II (senior editor) (31st ed.). Krause Publications. Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1901–Present ISBN 0873495934. Malaysia: Kelantan collects Zakat in Shariah money