Copper Fals (Standing Caliph Type)

Location: mint: Dimashq (Damascus, Syria)

Dimensions: 4.05g; 25mm

Accession Number: AE 58

Other Notes:

Obverse field: detailed, realistic image of bare-headed caliph facing, wearing long robes, right hand on pommel of sword hanging in its scabbard; margin: from top, clockwise: li-‘Abd [Allah ‘Abd] al-Malik amir al-mu’minin.

Reverse field: ‘transformed cross’ on steps; margin: from top, clockwise: la ilaha illa Allah wahdahu Muhammad rasul Allah, to right downwards, Dimashq.