Gold Dinar (Umayyad Post-Reform Type)

dated 77 AH (697 AD)

The Khalili Collections

The Khalili Collections

This is the first truly Islamic gold coin, bearing Arabic inscriptions only. Obverse field: la ilaha illa Allah wadahu la sharika lahu; margin: Muhammad rasul Allah, followed by surah al-Tawbah (IX), verse 33, in part. Reverse field: surah al-Ikhlas (CXII), verses 1–3; margin: bism Allah, followed by denomination and date.


  • Title: Gold Dinar (Umayyad Post-Reform Type)
  • Date Created: dated 77 AH (697 AD)
  • Location Created: without mint name; but almost certainly struck in Damascus
  • Type: ARTIFACT

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