Pre-reform Arab-Byzantine follis, minted ca.685-693, Hims (Emesa) mint, Ummayad Caliphate

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Crowned facing imperial bust, holding globus cruciger; K/AΛ/O/N (= “good”) to left, bi-hims followed by star to right / Large m; star between pellets-in-annulets above, Є/M/I-C/H/C across, tayyib (= “good”) in exergue. 22mm, 4.26 grams. Hims (Emesa) mint. SICA 1, 542; Album 3524.

These coins are among the earliest coins of the first Islamic Caliphate. Before the more familiar anepigraphic types were issued by the Ummayad, the arab conquerors used a slightly modified Byzantine coinage in the conquered Byzantine lands.