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AV 1071, obverse (right) and reverse (left)
AV 1071, obverse (right) and reverse (left)

Gold Dinar (Umayyad Post-Reform Type)

AV 1071

without mint name; but almost certainly struck in Damascus

dated 77 AH (697 AD)

AV 1071, obverse (right) and reverse (left)
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Gold Dinar (Umayyad Post-Reform Type)

AV 1071

without mint name; but almost certainly struck in Damascus

dated 77 AH (697 AD)

4.24g; 19mm

This is the first truly Islamic gold coin, bearing Arabic inscriptions only.

Obverse field: la ilaha illa Allah wadahu la sharika lahu; margin: Muhammad rasul Allah, followed by surah al-Tawbah (IX), verse 33, in part.

Reverse field: surah al-Ikhlas (CXII), verses 1–3; margin: bism Allah, followed by denomination and date.