ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. 65-86 AH / 685-705 AD. AV Dinar 4.24 g. Unnamed (Dimashq [Damascus]?) mint. Dated AH 80 (699-700 AD).
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).
Rev: 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 thamaneen (in the name of Allah struck this dinar in the year eighty (after the Hijra)).
Extremely fine condition.