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Copper Coin – Muhammad, Messenger of God, 661-680


Copper coin probably from the rule of the Caliph Mu’awiyya (661-680), depicting the image of the caliph surrounded by the inscription “Muhammad, Messenger of God.” On the obverse are the names “Falastin,” and “Aelia” (as Jerusalem was called in Roman times and in some places up until the Crusader period). On this side of the coin is a half moon under which is the letter “m” which may have depicted the value of the coin, as was the case in the Byzantine period.

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