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Solved: Fals, Frochoso Xiii-a-2 (Al-andalus)

 
 
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 Posted 01/07/2019  5:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MetzKaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've examined many catalogues containing Andalus/early islamic coins, but wasn't able to ID it myself. So here I am again asking for the experts (you guys rock) to help me out..


Edited by MetzKaj
01/08/2019 03:39 am
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 Posted 01/07/2019  7:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Alhough there is no mint name or date, it is reasonably certain that this anonymous type was struck in al-Andalus (Spain), unlike those posted previously which were of North African type. This coin belongs to Frochoso group XIII characterized by standard epigraphy (including a longer form of the Kalima on obverse, "There is no god but Allah alone, there are no others with Him"), characteristically Spanish (thinner, more delicate) calligraphy, and a double pointillate margin either side. Specifically, it is Frochoso XIII-a-2 (single pellets above and below reverse).

It is unknown whether these "transitional" coins date to the later period of the Umayyad governors (representing Damascus) or to the early period of the independent Umayyad Emirate of Cordóba. The possible date range is roughly 740s through 820s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emira...C%C3%B3rdoba
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01/07/2019 7:31 pm
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 Posted 01/08/2019  03:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MetzKaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kushanshah, you are indeed a Valued Member. Your knowledge is amazing. Thank you.
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 Posted 01/08/2019  03:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You're welcome. I used to collect early Islamic coppers. I no longer collect but I still enjoy talking about them
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 Posted 01/08/2019  04:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MetzKaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can I ask what you are collecting nowadays?
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 Posted 01/08/2019  04:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know I may be shunned but I must be honest. Stamps.
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01/08/2019 04:29 am
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 Posted 01/08/2019  04:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MetzKaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stamps are cool 2!
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