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Offline Desibot

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Islamic fals?
« on: October 08, 2020, 05:58:31 PM »
Hi guys fracas I am aware this looks like some
Islamic copper fal coin

Any attribution or link please

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Re: Islamic fals?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 08:19:20 PM »
Dear Desibot, I will read what is in the field of the coin:
First photo:
Six petals flower surrounded by a margin of small circles.
Second photo:
Field
لا اله الا الله  , La Ilah Illa Allah
وحده لا شريك له   Wahdahu La Sharik Lahu
ابو جعفر   Abu Ja’far
Margin
Not clear
I hope that helps.

Maythem
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Re: Islamic fals?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 05:22:43 AM »
Thankyou maythem for the translation  :thankyou:

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Re: Islamic fals?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 12:57:39 PM »
Could Abu Ja'far be Caliph al-Mansur?

Peter
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Re: Islamic fals?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 03:16:30 PM »
Thank you Peter, abu Ja’far could be abu Ja'far al-Mansur (أبو جعفر المنصور‎‎ ) the second Abbasid Caliph reigning from 136 AH to 158 AH (754 AD – 775 AD). Al-Mansur is known for founding the "round city" of Madinat al-Salam which was to become the core of imperial Baghdad.
But the style of this copper coin (Fals) with six petals flower may not be an Abbasid Fals, it needs more research.

Maythem
« Last Edit: October 12, 2020, 03:37:24 PM by aws22 »
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