Arab-Sassanian Coin Of Muʿāwiya, Darabgird, Frozen In Year 43 AH / 663-664 CE

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Arab-Sassanian coin issued by Mu‘āwiya ibn Abī Sufyān, frozen in 43 AH.


43 AH / 663-664 CE.


Obverse field: Typical late Arab-Sassanian bust and written in the Middle Persian Maawia amir i-wruishnikan ("Muʿāwiya, commander of the faithful"). Obverse margin: bism Allāh ("In the name of God").

Reverse field: Typical Arab-Sassanian fire-altar with attendants with mint (Darabgird).


Weight = 4.00 gms.

Coins bearing the legends Maawia amir i-wruishnikan and bism Allāh originate from 41 AH / 661-662 CE.


Not known. Images of the coin are from the Arab-Sasanian (Or Early Muslim) Coinage. Similar coins are also found in the British Museum, London.

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[1] J. Walker, A Catalogue Of The Muhammadan Coins In The British Museum, 1941, Volume I - Arab-Sassanian Coins, British Museum: London, pp. 25-26.

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