ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Bronze, 22 mm, 2.43 g, 3 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, Manbij, AH 74-80 / AD 693/4-699/700. Caliph standing facing, bearded, placing his right hand on the pommel of his sword; to left, 'amir al-mu 'minin' ('Commander of the Faithful' in Kufic); to right, 'khalifat allah' ('Caliph of God'). Rev. Transformed cross standing on three steps; in field to right, mint manbij ('Manbij' in Kufic); in field to left, wāf ('full weight' 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'). DOCAB 126. Leu Web Auction 3 (2018), 1214. Goodwin, Standing Caliph Coinage, Manbij, Type I. SICA I, 679. Rare. Somewhat rough, otherwise, good very fine.
From a collection of Arab-Byzantine and Crusader coins, formed in the 1990s.