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Name of Object:

Coin

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Date of Object:

Hegira 1st century / AD 7th century

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, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus22;42;en

MWNF Working Number: AT2 42

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Umayyads


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