Beautiful examples of Arabic calligraphy are found on many
different objects: stone, pottery, cloth, and coins. This silver coin was
struck for the caliph Ma'mun, who ruled Baghdad in the early 9th century AD. The
inscription reads: 'In the name of God, this dirham (silver coin) was struck in
the City of Peace in the year 206 AH'.
[Heberden Coin Room]