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Arabic or even India ? : AE Falus, Umayyads in al-Andalus
« on: July 13, 2011, 10:42:16 PM »
Hello experts on Arabian script,

please give me a hint for this one:



20-21 mm / 3,17 g., copper

 ???

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Re: Arabic or even India ?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 07:43:41 AM »
This is a tough one. Script from what is there is Kufic I think and I would suggest Ummayad.

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Re: Arabic or even India ?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 05:12:24 AM »
Take a long shot, I can't identify the coin but another unidentified one to me seems similar, http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=70882.

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Re: Arabic or even India ?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 08:51:13 AM »
Maybe this is near at the correct ID (thanks to "bradj" from http://numismaticom.bestofforum.com for the ID):

Umayyads in al-Andalus, no mint, no date, (ca. AH 100-140 / 718-758 AD.),
Æ Falus (20-21 mm / 3,17 g),
Obv.: ... , (la ilah / illa Allâh wa- / -hdahu ?). La illaha illa Allah wahdahu (Il n'y a d'autres dieux que Dieu l'Unique )
Rev.: ... , Muhammed rasul Allah ( Mohamed est l'envoyé de Dieu ) , star(s) above reverse.
cf. A-P153 ; cf. W-677 ; http://islamiccoins.ancients.info/umayyads/andalus/andalus.htm .
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The Umayyad Caliphate (Arabic: بنو أمية‎, trans. Banu Umayyah; "Sons of Umayyah") was the second of the four major Arab caliphates established after the death of Muhammad. It was ruled by the Umayyad dynasty, whose name derives from Umayya ibn Abd Shams, the great-grandfather of the first Umayyad caliph. Although the Umayyad family originally came from the city of Mecca, Their capital of Caliphate was Damascus. At its greatest extent, it covered more than 13,000,000 km2, making it one of the largest empires the world had yet seen, and the fifth largest contiguous empire ever to exist. After the Umayyads were overthrown by the Abbasid Caliphate, they fled across North Africa to Al-Andalus, where they established the Caliphate of Córdoba, which lasted until 1031.

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