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This is a short extract from the full article by Wijdan Ali PhD available here as a PDF file During the early years of their reign, the Umayyads continued to use silver Sassanian coins in Iran and Iraq, and gold and copper Byzantine coins in Syria and Egypt (figure 1). As part of his policy...
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This is a short extract from the full article by Wijdan Ali PhD available here as a PDF file It is likely that the earliest Abbasid gold dinars, minted in 750 and extremely rare, were struck either in Damascus before the Umayyad mint was closed down, or in Kufa, the first Abbasid capital (figure...
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This is a short extract from the full article by Wijdan Ali PhD available here as a PDF file In contrast to earlier Arab conquests, where coins from previous regimes continued to be used, the Muslims minted their first gold coins when they entered Spain in 711. The new coins were modelled in...
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Extracted from a full article: Islamic Coins during the Umayyad, Abbasid, Andalusian and Fatimid Dynasties by Wijdan Ali The first three caliphs, who ruled from their respective capitals, Quayrawan, al-Mahdiya, and Sabra-Mansuriya, issued gold and silver coins that carried purely...
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This short article is taken from the full article (by HRH Princess Wijdan Ali ) which is available here as 16 page PDF file Islamic art began as a catalyst for trends and styles borrowed from local Byzantine, Hellenistic, Coptic, and Sassanian artistic traditions. Yet, not long after, Muslim...
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HRH Princess Wijdan Ali* Note of the editor This article was first published in the Essasys in Honour of Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, compiled by M. Kaçar-Zeynep Durukal (Istanbul: IRCICA, 2006, pp. 299-306). We are grateful to Dr. Halit Eren, General Director of IRCICA, and Mustafa Kacar-Zeynep...
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