ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.00 g, 6 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, Hims, AH 74-80 / AD 693/4-699/700. Caliph standing facing, bearded, placing his right hand on the pommel of his sword and whip hanging from his right elbow; around, 'J li' abd allah' abd al-malik amir al-mu'minin' ('for the servant of God, Abd al-Malik, Commander of the Faithful' in Kufic). Rev. Transformed cross standing on three steps; in field to left, eight-pointed star; in right field, mint bi-hims ('in Hims' in Kufic); around, part of the first Kalima reading la ilaha illa allah wahdahu muhammad rasul allah ('There is no God but God alone; Muhammad is the prophet of God' in Kufic). DOCAB 108. Goodwin, Standing Caliph Coinage, Hims, Type III. SICA I, 689. In exceptional condition for the issue. Die breaks on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
From a collection of Arab-Byzantine and Crusader coins, formed in the 1990s.