‘From the coin reform on, all Umayyad coinage was of a standard weight and design.’
From the coin reform on, all Umayyad coinage was of a standardised weight and design: purely epigraphic, with an inscription giving the date and a religious formula. These measures served to introduce a unity which hitherto had been lacking.
Hegira 91 / AD 709 Umayyad; Caliph al-Walid I (r. AH 86–96 / AD 705–15)
National Museum of Oriental Art (Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale) Rome, Italy
A silver dirham of the purely epigraphic type belonging to the period of al-Walid I (r. 86–96 / 705–15). Typically following the coin reform of 77 / 696–7, the religious inscriptions are in kufic script.