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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ancient Coin Review 78 : Antique Islamic Abbasid Falus Coin during Revolutionary Period - Abdallah & Salih Bin Ali ( 132-133 AH)

This is a bronze fals from the revolutionary period of  Abbasid in 132-133AH. The inscriptions were not so clear. According to Lowick's the coin struck by Abdallah and Salih bin ALi. The legends are :

Obv :   لا إله إلا الله وحده (There is no God but Allah alone)
Rev:  صرب إل محمد صلى الله (Strike of the family of Mohammad);

Abdallah was a member of the Abbasid family, and uncle to the first two Abbasid caliphs, al-Saffah (reigned 749–754) and al-Mansur (r. 754–775).[1]
By early 749, the anti-Umayyad uprising that had begun under Abu Muslim in Khurasan had prevailed in the eastern lands of the Caliphate, and the Khurasani armies swept west across Persia to the borders of Iraq. In October 749, al-Saffah was proclaimed Caliph at Kufa, and quickly gained the acceptance of Abu Muslim and the Kufans, thereby forestalling an Alid bid for control of the Revolution. To cement Abbasid control, al-Saffah now appointed members of his own family to command the armies: his brother, the future al-Mansur, was sent to lead the Siege of Wasit, while Abdallah was sent to confront the Umayyad caliph Marwan II in the Jazira.[2]
Thus Abdallah held the supreme command in the decisive Battle of the Zab, where the Abbasid forces defeated the last Umayyad Caliph, Marwan II (r. 744–750), and led the pursuit of the latter, first to Syria, where he captured the Umayyad capital, Damascus, and then to Palestine, forcing Marwan to flee to Egypt. His brother Salih followed Marwan to Egypt, where the Umayyad ruler was captured and executed.[1][3]

( Ref : Wikipedia

Compare with Umayyad fals at
Umayyad Fals

Weight : 1.80 gm
Dim : 16mm
Date : undated ( 132-133 AH)
Rarity : R
Denom : 1 fals        
Material : Bronze
Reference : 
Purchase Price : RM

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