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Name of Object:

Coin

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Date:

Hegira 1st century / AD 7th century

Type of object:

Coins

Museum Inventory Number:

MK_OR_7295

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Gold

Period / Dynasty:

Umayyad, caliph `Abd al-Malik (AH 65–86 / AD 685–705)

Provenance:

Syria?

Description:

Obverse: “God is one, God is eternal, He has not begotten and was not begotten”; along the edge: “This Dinar minted in the name of God in the year 84 (AH 84 / AD 703).

Reverse: “There is no God but God, He is one, and has no partners”; along the edge: “Muhammad is the prophet of God, who sent him the Revelation and the true faith so that he may triumph over all other religions”.

Citation of this web page:

 "Coin" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;at;Mus22;42;en&id=calligraphy

MWNF Working Number: AT2 42

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