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Fals - temp. al-Mahdi - 775-785 AD al-kufa

Fals - temp. al-Mahdi - 775-785 AD (al-kufa) -  obverse Fals - temp. al-Mahdi - 775-785 AD (al-kufa) -  reverse

Obverse © kerleguern

Features

Country Abbasid Caliphate
(Islamic states)
Type Common coin
Years (158-169)
Calendar Islamic
Value AE Fals (1/60)
Metal Copper
Weight 2.60 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes

Obverse

Lettering: لا اله الا الله وحده لا شركة له

Translation: There is no god except Allah; He is one and he has no partner

Reverse

Lettering: محمد رسول الله

Translation: Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

Comments

Muhammad al-Mahdî ben 'Abd Allah al-Mansur or Al-Mahdii, the third Abbasid caliph, was born in 746. He succeeded his father Al-Mansur as Caliph in 775. He died on 4 August 785.
Koufa or Kûfa (الكوفة [al-kūfa]) is a city in Iraq.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (158-169)  al-Kufa

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Fals - temp. al-Mahdi - 775-785 AD (al-kufa)