Arab-Sassanian Coinage Of The Kharijite ʿAtiya Ibn Al-Aswad, 72 AH / 691 CE

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Arab-Sassanian coin issued by the Kharijite ‘Atiya ibn al-Aswad minted in 72 AH.


72 AH / 691 CE.


Obverse field: Typical late Arab-Sassanian bust. Obverse margin: bism Allāh walī al-Amr ("In the name of God, the Master of affairs"). This is a lesser known slogan of the Kharijites.

Reverse field: Typical Arab-Sassanian fire-altar with attendants with mint (Narmāshīr in Kirmān).


Weight = 4.12 gms.


Not known. Sold in an auction in Germany.

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