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Title: Umayyad Lead Coins
Authors: Schindel, Nikolaus
Keywords: Persian GulfAbd al-MalikUmayyad coinage
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Nikolaus Schindel, "Umayyad Lead Coins", in Bruno Callegher e Arianna D'Ottone (a cura di): The 3rd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coins, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012, pp. 262-279.
Series/Report no.: Polymnia: Numismatica antica e medievale. Studi
The present paper tries to provide a rough overview over lead coins roughly
dating to the Umayyad period (ca. 700-750 AD). Lead coins can be either issued
alongside copper coins like in Baalbek or Jurjan as part of the regular petty
coinage, they can be a local currency like in the Persian Gulf region, or they can
have been produced in unofficial local workshops as a remedy against a need
for petty cash. Some examples for these three categories are presented and
Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-88-8303-459-6
Appears in Collections:03 3rd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coins

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