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ID number: BIRBI-A-B030
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: 'Abd al-Malik; Damascus
Place made: Damascus
Date made: AH 65-76/AD 685-696
Diameter (cm): 1.95
Weight (g): 4.49
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 1714 - bt A. H. Baldwin 30th January 1968, ex James R. Stewart collection, 471, previously Hess Lucerne 7th March 1954.
Description: Obverse: Three figures standing facing, all wearing chlamydi crowns, holding orbs in r. hands, central figure with a long beard. Reverse: Pole on three steps, B in l. of field, I in r. of field.
Inscriptions: Obverse: none. Reverse (clockwise from top): لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله بسم الله (In the name of God, there is no god but God and Muhammed is his messenger).
Bibliography: Walker B2, SICA 607
Notes: Reverse has been scraped to l. of steps, perhaps to test gold purity. Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.
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