Arab-Sassanian Coin Of The Governor Ḥakam Ibn Abī l-ʿĀs, Fars and Khuzistan, 57 AH / 676-677 CE

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Arab-Sassanian coin of the governor Ḥakam Ibn Abī l-‘Ās, minted in 57 AH.


57 AH / 676-677 CE.


Obverse field: Typical late Arab-Sassanian bust. Obverse margin: bism Allāh rabb al-ḥukm ("In the name of God, the Lord of judgement").

Reverse field: Typical Arab-Sassanian fire-altar with attendants with mint (Anwat, unidentified place in Kirmān).


Weight = 3.25 gms. This coin comes with a hephtalite countermark and testmark.


Not known. 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. 86-87.

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