UMAYYAD AE FALS, ILIYA FILISTIN - JERUSALEM MINT
Album 3545var., Goodwin Type 1, Choice Extremely Fine, 18.8mm, 3.23 grams, Struck Circa. 685 - 696 C.E.
Obverse: Standing Caliph facing surrounded by inscription "Mohammed is the messenger of Allah"
Reverse: Large M, Retrograde inscription "Iliya Filastin" to sides, star above, bar and crescent below
A VERY RARE variety with the retrograde symbol and these monograms. A SUPERB specimen! You can see endless amounts of these coins, off struck and partially struck and almost always with weak areas on the caliph. This specimen is perfectly centered, struck head on and simply beautiful with a completely natural patina!