The dinar, the principal currency unit in several countries, was used historically in several more.
The modern dinar's historical antecedents are the gold dinar, the main coin of the medieval Islamic empires, first issued in AH 77 (696-697 AD) by Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. The word "dinar" derives from the silver "denarius" coin of ancient Rome, first minted about 211 BC.
The Kushan Empire introduced a gold coin known as the d?n?ra into India in the 1st century AD; the Gupta Empire and its successors up to the 6th century adopted the coin. The modern gold dinar is a projected bullion gold coin, as of 2019 not issued as official currency by any state.
|Countries||Currency||ISO 4217 code|
|North Macedonia||Macedonian denar||MKN (1992-1993)|
MKD (1993- )
|Countries||Currency||ISO 4217 code||Used||Replaced by|
|Abu Dhabi||Bahraini dinar||BHD||1966-1973||United Arab Emirates Dirham|
|Republic of 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.