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Umayyad Silver Islamic Dinar

Umayyad Silver Islamic Dinar

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Size: 2.71 grams

Materials: Silver

Date: Damascus, 661-750 CE

A remarkable artifact that carries with it the rich history, cultural significance, and economic influence of the Umayyad Caliphate. Crafted from precious silver, this dinar not only served as a form of currency but also holds within it a glimpse into the Islamic world during the Umayyad era.

The dinar's design is a testament to the artistry of its time. A central motif, often featuring Arabic calligraphy and geometric patterns, reflects the intricate aesthetics that defined Islamic art. The use of silver as the medium enhances the dinar's allure, capturing light and shadow in a way that emphasizes its intricate design.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Umayyad Silver Islamic Dinar bears historical and cultural weight. As a unit of currency, it played a pivotal role in facilitating trade, commerce, and economic activities across the Umayyad territories. The inscriptions often contained Islamic phrases and invocations, underscoring the dinar's role as not only a means of transaction but also a tangible representation of the values and beliefs of the Umayyad Caliphate.

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