An Umayyad Weight or donative Piece North Africa, probably 125 AH/ AD 742-3
Lot 8
An Umayyad hammered brass Weight or donative Piece North Africa, probably AH 125 AH/ 742-3
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,500
Auction Details
An Umayyad Weight or donative Piece North Africa, probably 125 AH/ AD 742-3
Lot Details
An Umayyad hammered brass Weight or donative Piece
North Africa, probably AH 125 AH/ 742-3
of circular form, struck with inscription to either side
4.2 cm. diam.; 72 g.

Footnotes

  • Inscriptions: to one side, A form of the shahada common on early coins, and the place of minting "Ifriqiya," with an unclear date of AH 125; to the other side: sura CXII (al-ikhlas), the "throne verse."

    As the sura-t al-Ikhlas was not used in the Abbasid period, this coin must predate AH 132 AH/ AD 749, the beginning of the Abbasid period.
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