Why did an 8th Century, Anglo-Saxon king mint a coin

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Why did an 8th Century, Anglo-Saxon king mint a coin

#1  Postby aliihsanasl » Sep 25, 2017 1:11 am

Why did an 8th Century, Anglo-Saxon king mint a coin praising Allah?

Barely a century after the life of Muhammad, a gold coin was minted in Anglo-Saxon England, bearing the inscription ‘there is no God but Allah alone’.

This series tells the rich, under-told and often surprising story of Islam in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, beginning with King Offa of Mercia and this enigmatic gold coin.
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