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 Posted 03/29/2020  09:57 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin is 3.5 grams and 18mm at its widest. Any ideas?

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 Posted 03/29/2020  10:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Upper pic is probably upside-down. Here it is flipped.

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 Posted 03/29/2020  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It appears to be Arab-Byzantine circa mid 7th century, but I have not seen any with this reverse before.
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 Posted 03/29/2020  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jay, it looks like there is a Fals of the Salduquds that has two standing figures with a long cross between them on one side and Arabic writing on the other (zeno link below). It isn't a complete match though, but perhaps a good spot for further investigation?


https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=172413
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 Posted 03/29/2020  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The reverse is not fully legible but I believe it reads 'Izz al-Dunya / wa al-Din. The phrase means "Glory of the World and of the Faith". It is a title that has been used by a number of rulers including the Salduqid already mentioned. One usually sees it in the references as "'Izz al-Din". I can't decide whether the coin uses a Byzantine-style obverse or was struck over an existing Byzantine coin. If it is an overstrike, the Byzantine undertype would provide a terminus post quem for this particular 'Izz al-Din. If the obverse is imitative, it's surely a known type and requires a process of elimination of rulers named 'Izz al-Din.
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 Posted 03/31/2020  5:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. Thanks for the leads. If I find anything I'll be sure to reply...
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