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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-A-B072
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Umar
Denomination:  Half-dinar
Place made:  Unknown
Culture:  Arabic
Date made:  AH 100/AD 718-719
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.55
Weight (g):  2.04
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1808 - bt A. H. Baldwin 25th August 1976, absorbed by Barber 1982.
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Description:  Obverse: inscription. Reverse: inscription.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: central: لا اله / الا الله / وحده (There is no god but God alone), peripheral: محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق (Muhammed is the messenger of God, who sent with him guidance and the true religion). Reverse: central: بِسْمِ اللهِ / الرَّحْمٰنِ / الرَّحِيْمِ (In the name of God, the most gracious and most merciful), peripheral: ضرب هذا النصف سنة مئة (This half was struck in the year 100).

Bibliography:  Walker P52

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

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