Umayyads - Al-Walid I - Dirham - Wasit - 94 AH

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OBVERSE : لا اله الا / الله وحده / لا شريك له  (Central legend)
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بواسط في سنة اربع و تسعين (Circular legend)

REVERSE : الله احد الله / الصمد لم يلد و / لم يولد و لم يكن / له كفوا احد (Central legend)
محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون (Circular legend)

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This Umayyad dirham was struck during the reign of Caliph Al-Walid ibn 'Abd al-Malik (86-96 AH / 705-715 AD)
This coin was issued in year 93 AH (710-711 AD) in the city of Wasit founded 11 years ago by General Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf.
Its name means "middle" because it was built halfway between Baghdad and Al-Basra for the control of the troubles in Iraq.
This date marks the capture of Samarkand as well as the beginning of the invasion of the Sindh region.

 
Specifications
NumismaticIslamic
OrigineUmayyad Caliphate
RulerAnonym
Date94 AH (712-713 AD)
DenominationDirham
MetalSilver
MintWasit
Weight2.88 g
Diameter26 mm
Axis4 h
GradeMS-60 to 65 (Mint State)
 
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OBVERSE : لا اله الا / الله وحده / لا شرك له  (Central legend)
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بواسط في سنة اربع و تسعين (Circular legend)

(Central Legende in English: There is no god but God, Unique, without partner.

(Circular Legende in English: In the name of God. This dirham was struck in Wasit in the year ninety four.)

REVERSE : الله احد الله / الصمد لم يلد و / لم يولد و لم يكن / له كفوا احد (Central legend)
محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون (Circular legend))

(Central Legende in English: God is the One and Unique. God the eternal. He begot no one nor was He begotten. No one is comparable to Him.) Surat CXII

(Circular Legende in English: Muhammad is the messenger of God. He was sent with the right guidance and the religion of truth, making it prevail over all others faith, no matter how the associators may hate it.) Surat IX - Ayah 33

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Umayyads - Al-Walid I - Dirham - Wasit - 94 AH

OBVERSE : لا اله الا / الله وحده / لا شريك له  (Central legend)
بسم الله ضرب هذا الدرهم بواسط في سنة اربع و تسعين (Circular legend)

REVERSE : الله احد الله / الصمد لم يلد و / لم يولد و لم يكن / له كفوا احد (Central legend)
محمد رسول الله ارسله بالهدى و دين الحق ليظهره على الدين كله ولو كره المشركون (Circular legend)

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