Tom Thumb's great grandmother

Started by Figleaf, December 07, 2007, 11:00:29 PM

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The writing looks old and unfamiliar on this copper coin, 14 - 16 mm, 2.5 grams. I just wish there was more left of it...

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


Tom Thumb had a great grandmother?  This is shocking.

If you ever felt like sending me a 1 mb file, maybe I can digitally squeeze more information from it.
Anyway, try turning the coin upside down.  I think that I can begin to read stuff in Arabic.


I have a feeling that this could be a fractional dirham of the Amirs of Sind (Habbarid) (AD 900-1030). The obverse (Reply #1) seems to show fragments of Kufic la ilah illa/ahhah wahdahu/la sharik lahu [There is no God but God, (there is) no partner to him].