Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 3270

Price realized: 190 CHF   (Approx. 194 USD / 193 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.91 g, 10 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, without mint, AH 74-80 = AD 693/4-699/700. Caliph standing facing, bearded, placing his right hand on the pommel of his sword and whip hanging from his right elbow; around, 'J li' abd Allah' abd al-Malik amir al-Mu'minin' ('for the servant of Allah, Abd al-Malik, Commander of the Faithful' in Kufic). Rev. Transformed cross standing on three steps; in field to left, eight-pointed star; in field to right, 'lillah' ('for Allah' in Kufic); around, part of the first Kalima reading 'la ilaha illa Allah wahdahu Muhammad Rasul Allah ('There is no God but Allah alone; Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah' in Kufic). DOCAB -. Goodwin, Standing Caliph Coinage, - , Type . SICA I, -. Extremely rare. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.


From the Dr. David Majer Collection of Islamic coins, ex Album 36, 23 January 2020, 227.

This interesting type bears the words 'lillah' ('for Allah' in Kufic) instead of the usual name of the mint. The style is somewhat similar to the issues from Qinnasrin.

Starting price: 25 CHF