Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 3272

Price realized: 170 CHF   (Approx. 174 USD / 172 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Bronze, 23 mm, 3.88 g, 2 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, Halab, 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 God, Abd al-Malik, Commander of the Faithful' in Kufic). Rev. Transformed cross standing on three steps; in field to left, wāf ('full weight' in Kufic); in field to right, bi-halab ('in Halab' in Kufic); around, part of the first Kalima reading 'la ilaha illa Allah wahdahu Muhammad rasul Allah' ('There is no God but God alone; Muhammad is the messenger of God'). DOCAB -. Goodwin, Standing Caliph Coinage, Type III. SICA I, 627. Patina stripped and retoned, otherwise, good very fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF