Size: 2.7 cm
Weight: 2.740 g
Period: Umayyad Caliphs
Place of mintage: Damascus
Minted by: Caliph Abdul Malik Umayi
Date of mintage: 699AD
Text on the coin:
Three lines in Kufic script : There is no God except Allah, He is alone, no partner has He
Text on the rim: In the name of Allah/This Drachm was minted in Damascus in 699AD
Text behind the coin:
Four lines in Kufic script: Surat Al-Ikhlas: He is Allah, the one / Allah, the Eternal, Absolute / He begetter not, nor is He begotten / And there is none like unto Him.
Text on the back rim: Verse 9 of Surat al-Mubarak Saf: It is He who sent His Messenger Mohammad with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion, although those who associate others with Allah dislike it.