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Four Umayyad gold dinars
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Hegira late 1st – early 2nd century / AD late 7th – early 8th century
SM 1996 – 427-430
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.
"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