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. 17mm, 3.76 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.