Help identify Arabic coin

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

  1. catadc

    catadc Active 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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