Arab-Sassanian Style Coins In The Era Of Reformed Coinage - From The Time Of Al-Ḥajjāj Bin Yūsuf, 79 AH / 698-699 CE

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Arab-Sassanian coin of the Umayyad governor al-Hajjāj bin Yūsuf, frozen in the year 79 AH.


79 AH / 698-699 CE.


Obverse field: Typical late Arab-Sassanian bust with name of "al-Ḥajjāj bin Yūsuf" (in Arabic). Obverse margin: lā-ilaha il-Allāh waḥdahu Muḥammad rasūl Allāh ("There is no god but God alone, Muḥammad is the Messenger of God").

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


The older Arab-Sassanian coins were minted even after the advent of "reformed coinage" during the time of the Umayyad caliph ʿAbd al-Malik.


The Maskukat Collection.

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