Islamic Coin


Umayyad Coin Copper Fals (Obverse)

Umayyad Coin Copper Fals (Reverse)

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REVERSE

 

Umayyad Caliphate Coin

Anonymous
circa 698 - 750 C.E.

Denomination: Fals
Material: Copper
Mint: Damascus

Diameter: 1.6 cm.
Thickness: 0.01 cm.

Obverse: Star, Arabic legend, crescent with dot, Arabic legend.

Reverse: Arabic legend (The Shahada or Muslim profession of faith.) in 3 lines within a line border.

Notes:  The obverse and reverse inscriptions on this coin are at 45 degree orientations to each other.  The script found on coins of this period is typically a squat rectilinear script that descends only slightly below the baseline.
 


Enlarged View

Enlarged View of Umayyad Coin Copper Fals (Obverse)

Enlarged View of Umayyad Coin Copper Fals (Reverse)

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REVERSE

 

Ennanced View

Enlarged and enhanced  view of an Umayyad copper fals coin (Obverse).

Enlarged and enhanced  view of an Umayyad copper fals coin (Reverse) .

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