A very rare solidus from al-Andalus
Lot 1977
ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. al-Walid I ibn 'Abd al-Malik, AH 86-96 / AD 705-715. Solidus (Gold, 14 mm, 4.27 g), Latin legends. Uncertain mint in al-Andalus (Spain), AH 94 = AD 712/3. blundered 'In Nomine Domini Non Deus Nisi Solus Non Deus alius' around eight-pointed star in center. Rev. SoLiDus FeriTus IN SPaNia ANNo; in center; IND CXI. Album 122. Bernardi 30. Very rare. Light marks, otherwise, very fine.


The eight-pointed star on this issue perhaps symbolizes the Evening Star, underlining the geographical position of Al-Andalus (Spain) in the westernmost part of the occident.
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