The Ashmolean

Iraq: Navel of the World

Worship [7]

Quranic inscriptions appear on many different objects, from works of art to household utensils and coins. This gold coin, struck in Baghdad in 641 AH, reads, 'Muhammad is the prophet of God. He sent him with divine guidance and true religion so that he might make it prevail over other religions'.
[Heberden Coin Room]

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