Help identify Arabic coin

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by catadc, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. catadc

    catadc Well-Known Member

    Need your help to identify this coin. It has 15 mm diameter and 1.4 grams. The flan is round-ish, it has green patina and the metal appears to be bronze, although seems different of the Roman coins' texture. It is impossible to take a proper photo, so I drew it.
    It might be Umayyad, and this is an area I know nothing about. I do not have big hopes, and I do not intend researching the Umayyads, so any help would be appreciated. pict_crop2.jpg
    Thank you
     
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  3. THCoins

    THCoins Well-Known Member

    Yes, this will be an anonymous Umayyad Falus.
    Your picture on the right is upside down.
    Compare for example with this one https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=51092 That will be not exactly the same type, but legend is nicely readable there.
    The left reads: "lā ʾilāha /ʾillā llāh / wahadu", the right "Muhammad / rasul / Allah".
     
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Well, consider me impressed.
     
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