Arab-Sassanian Coin Of ʿUmar Ibn ʿUbayd Allāh Ibn Maʿmar, Fars, 68 AH / 687-688 CE

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Arab-Sassanian coin of the Zubayrid governor of Basra, ‘Umar ibn ‘Ubayd Allāh ibn Ma‘mar, minted in 68 AH.


68 AH / 687-688 CE.


Obverse field: Typical late Arab-Sassanian bust with name of ʿUmar ibn ʿUbayd Allāh (in Middle Persian). Obverse margin: lillāh al-ḥamd ("Unto God be praise").

Reverse field: Typical Arab-Sassanian fire-altar with attendants with mint (Arrajan, Fars).


Weight = 4.03 gms.


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. 98-102.

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