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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English, Arabic.

Name of Object:

Four Umayyad gold dinars

Location:

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

About Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah

Date of Object:

Hegira late 1st – early 2nd century / AD late 7th – early 8th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 1996 – 427-430

Period / Dynasty

Umayyad

Provenance:

Syria

Description:

The Museum houses an important collection of early Islamic coins, including Umayyad dinars likes these ones. In AH 77/ AD 696, the ruling caliph Abd al-Malik ordered the issue of a brand new, truly Islamic coinage, carrying mainly qur’anic inscriptions emphasizing the oneness and omnipotence of Allah and confirming Muhammad as the Prophet of God.

Citation of this web page:

 "Four Umayyad gold dinars" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;50;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 50

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Umayyads


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