Al-Andalus, AE fals, Umayyad (65-132)

Started by Afrasi, July 11, 2012, 09:23:43 PM

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Afrasi

This tiny little piece resists on all my trials of indentifying. One side looks very Arabic to me, the other side with star and branch looks like some Bahawalpur coins.

Please, help!

10 mm
0.97 g

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On the reverse I read zarb [straight line] 1191. If it hadn't been for the weight, I would have thought "Morocco", maybe even Tetouan, as it uses a line for its name on later coins.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Afrasi

Thanks! The direction was very helpful! In between I got it. :D
It's from Spain, Umayyad khalifs of al-Andalus.
http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=24261
http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=71528



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:)

That would be Cayón 474. Good catch.

I think your coin is better than the two on zeno

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Afrasi

Knowing the pattern of the coin above I found another one "in my tin box".  ;) 
This one being considerable  larger. Were there pieces of a half Fals?

13 mm
2.17 g

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Not according to Cayón. Keep in mind that they were issued during almost six decades of almost constant warfare between moslims and christians. It must have had an effect on prices.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.