Stephen Album Rare Coins > Auction 44Auction date: 15 September 2022
Lot number: 196

Price realized: 550 USD   (Approx. 550 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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UMAYYAD: AE fals (1.05g), NM, ND, A-205S, Qur'an sura 112 fills the obverse, the reverse cites the amir 'Amara b. Huzaym, who governed Marw briefly during the first 2 months of AH116, and both style and his name strongly persuades that this mintless fals was struck at Marw, nice strike, unpublished, VF, RRR. During his illness at the end of AH115, the governor of Khorasan, Junayd b. 'Abd al-Rahman (cited on fulus of Marw 112 & Balkh 114) appointed 'Amara b.Huzaym as his successor. Junayd died in Muharram 116, but 'Asim b. 'Abd Allah was named governor of Khorasan by the caliph Hisham. 'Asim detested Junayd and his underlings, so when he arrived at Marw in Safar 116 (or a few weeks later) he arrested 'Amara and may well have had him executed. Thus this type must have produced during a very short period of no more than two months at the start of AH116.

Estimate: 260-350 USD

Starting price: 220 USD