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11001231
Triton XXII, Lot: 1231. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Yazid II ibn 'Abd al-Malik to Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik. AH 101-125 / AD 720-743. AV Dinar (20mm, 4.27 g, 6h). Unnamed (Dimashq [Damascus]?) mint. Dated AH 105 (AD 723/4). First portion of the kalimat at-tawḥīd: lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu (there is no god except Allah, and one [is] he; (there is) no partner to him) in three lines; in outer margin, the “Umayyad Second Symbol” (Sura 9 [al-tauba]:33): muḥammadur rasūlu-llāh arsalahu bi-’lhudā wa dīn al-haqq lī-yuzhirahu ’ala al-dīn kollihi walau kariha al-mushrikūn (Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; him He sent with guidance and true faith to make it prevail over all other faiths even though the polytheists may hate it) / Sura 112 (al-ikhlas) Āllah ahad Āllah āl-samad lam yalīd wa lam yalūd (Allah [is] One; Allah [is] the Eternal, the Absolute; not begetting and not begotten) in three lines; ; in outer margin, b-ismi-llāh zarb hazā l-dinār fī sanat khams wa mi’at (in the name of Allah struck this dinar in the year five and one hundred (after the Hijra)). GC I 43; SICA 2 178-180; Album 134 or 136; ICV 199. EF.