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Andalusian Coins 711-1494CE

by Wijdan Ali Published on: 18th January 2004

Muslims minted their first gold coins when they entered Spain in 711CE. The new coins were modelled in size and design after the Arab-Byzantine but their inscriptions were in Latin. A large star in th...

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Abbasid Coins (750-1258CE)

by Wijdan Ali Published on: 18th January 2004

The Abbasid Dynasty experimented with different kinds of coins. They improved the appearance of coins using a more elegant form of Kufic script and the legends and the size of the legends on the dinar...

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Umayyad Coins (661-750CE)

by Wijdan Ali Published on: 18th January 2004

As part of a policy to unify the various regions under Islamic rule, Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan introduced the first Umayyad gold coins in 691CE. Within a short period of time, Islamic Coins repla...