AN UMAYYAD COPPER FALS "CANDLESTICK SERIES"
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Jerusalem Mint; c. 696/7-750 CE
Obverse: A five-branch candlestick with Arabic inscription “There is no god but Allah alone”.
Reverse: Inscription “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”.
In fine condition with natural patina present.
Diameter: 15mm; Weight: 3.3g
Olive wood box, Certificate of Authenticity and Worldwide Shipping Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
D. Barag, Type 4
Part of the “Candlestick Series” of Umayyad coins these coins clearly took their inspiration from extant Jewish examples. The change from seven branches to five may be a reference to the five pillars of Islam and shows the adaptation of the borrowed motif, similar to that found on Umayyad coins with Byzantine precedents.