Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 3274

Price realized: 90 CHF   (Approx. 92 USD / 91 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, 1.88 g, 12 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, Sarmin, 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; 'li' abd Allah' abd al-Malik Amir al-Mu'minin' ('the servant of Allah, Abd al-Malik, Commander of the Faithful' in Kufic). Rev. Transformed cross standing on three steps; in field to right, 'Sar' in Kufic; in field to left, 'min' 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, Sarmin, Type II. SICA I, 639ff. Some deposits and with light areas of weakness, otherwise, very fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF