Arab-Latin Coinage - Tremissis, 85-95 AH / 704-715 CE

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Arab-Latin Tremissis, 85-95 AH / 704-715 CE.


85-95 AH / 704-715 CE.


Obverse field: RTERCIN. Obverse margin: DSETER... {= "DeuS ETER[nus Deus magnus Deus]"} ("God is eternal. [God is great. God is]").

Reverse field: Cippus topped with 'T' on two steps. Reverse margin: [INNDNI]MISRCVSDNS {= "[IN Nomine DomNI] MISeRiCordis UnuS Deus Non Socius"} ("In the name of the Lord. One God with no partners").


Weight = 1.38 gm. A tremissis is a gold coin which is the third part of a solidus.

The obverse field RTERCIN is a retrograde field legend of a variation of inscription NICRETR, i.e., "omNIum CREaToR", i.e., "Creator of All".


Private collection.

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[1] J. Walker, A Catalogue Of The Arab-Byzantine And Post-Reform Umaiyad Coins, 1956, The Trustees Of The British Museum, p. 68, No. 176.

[2] "An Important Collection of Islamic and Indian Coins", Tuesday 2nd December 2014, Spink & Son: London, Lot 3, Auction 14038.

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