Gold coin. Umayyad dinar in imitation of Byzantine solidus.(obverse) Standing emperor and sons.
(reverse) Cross on steps (crossbar removed).
- 690 (circa)
- Minted in: Syria
- (Asia,Middle East,Levant,Syria)
- Weight: 4.41 grammes
- Diameter: 20 millimetres (max)
9 September 1996
Reason for treatment
Dirt and grime covering a heavy silver sulphide corrosion layer.
Swabbed with IMS and Acetone. Lightly polished with Goddard's long term silver cloth (comp. unknown).
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Object reference number: COC28757
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