Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 3273

Price realized: 160 CHF   (Approx. 163 USD / 162 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, 19x15 mm, 3.91 g, 8 h), 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 Allah, Abd al-Malik, Commander of the Faithful' in Kufic). Rev. Transformed cross standing on three steps; in field to left, mint bi-halab ('in Halab' in Kufic); in field to right, wāf ('full weight' 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 IV. SICA I, 619. Some deposits, otherwise, very fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF