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AE 58, obverse (right) and reverse (left)
AE 58, obverse (right) and reverse (left)

Copper Fals (Standing Caliph Type)

AE 58

mint: Dimashq (Damascus, Syria)

no date; (74–7 AH/ 693–7 AD)

AE 58, obverse (right) and reverse (left)
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Copper Fals (Standing Caliph Type)

AE 58

mint: Dimashq (Damascus, Syria)

no date; (74–7 AH/ 693–7 AD)

4.05g; 25mm

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.