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The Early Islamic Coin Hoard

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Of the thirty-eight coins found during the excavation of Field D, thirtyfive come from one hoard of early Islamic copper alloy coins. All of the early Islamic coins recovered as a hoard at Tall Jawa belong to the post-reform copper class. The copper coins of the Tall Jawa hoard, in keeping with Islamic coins generally, were imbued with a legal authority and aesthetic quality through epigraphy, not images. The identifiable coins of the Tall Jawa hoard divide into two major categories: those attributable to a province by virtue of the inclusion of a mint name (65.5%) and, secondly, completely anonymous issues (34.5%). The prevalence of the Damascus mint is not unexpected, given that Tall Jawa was situated in the sub-governorate of the Balqā district, of which 'Amman was the main city, in the Jund Dimashq during early Islamic times.

Keywords:Damascus; Islamic coins; Jund Dimashq; mint name; Tall Jawa hoard



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