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Solved: Fals Of Al-walid I - Al-andalus (705-715 Ad)

 
 
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 Posted 01/05/2019  08:51 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MetzKaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can somebody ID this beautiful islamic coin/fals? Seller says its al-Andalus period, but wasn't able to tell me more about it. Arabic (coin) experts able to translate the inscriptions?


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01/05/2019 7:52 pm
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 Posted 01/05/2019  09:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking coin..Great patina!
Looks similar to this one....But I'm out of my comfort zone here..
Fals - tem. Al-Walid ibn Abd al-Malik - "Al-Walid I" -705-715 AD al-Andalus
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces26806.html

But I'm sure KS will be along to help...Paul

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01/05/2019 09:07 am
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 Posted 01/05/2019  5:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin is somewhat similar to the Numista coin, though the Numista listing is flawed. Both are North African types from the Umayyad period, c. early 8th century, which are frequently found in Spain. Frochoso group II.

It is good to bear in mind that the distance across the Gibraltar Strait is only 9 miles. Through much of the Medieval period, the Spanish peninsula (al-Andalus) was more closely tied to Africa (al-Maghreb) than to Europe.

The attribution of the 'mintless' coins to a North African mint is based on the epigraphy, which is shared with other coins bearing the names of North African mints and which differs from that of coins bearing the mint name al-Andalus. The most obvious difference is that the North African coin have line breaks within words. The chart below shows the standard epigraphy on the left and the North African on the right.

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01/05/2019 5:59 pm
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 Posted 01/05/2019  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MetzKaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! :D You guys are the best.
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