Umayyad Caliphate. Khunâsir, near Homs (Syria). Abd Allah b. Salih undated. In the names of 'Abd Allah b. Salih and his underling 'Abd al-Karim b. Habib.
18 mm, 2,88 g
Legends in two lines and in outer margin / Legends in three lines and in outer margin.
nearly extremely fine, probably one of the finest knwon example from a very few knwon examples if not the finest
RRR mint near Hims, likely a temporary mint serving Hims for some reason lost to history. Khanasir, Khanāṣir), also spelt Khanaser, is a town located in Syria's as-Safira District. (Near homs). Khanasir, known to the early Arabs as "Khunasira", became a fortified estate and frequent residence of the Umayyad caliph Umar II, He died and was buried there. From the Tareq Hani collection.