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Coins of Islam showcased in Abu Dhabi

Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times

Published on February 3, 2020 at 15.16

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Coins of Islam

Rare coins dating from the pre-Islamic era to the rise and expansion of the Islam are being showcased at a unique exhibition in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times)
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Coins of Islam

Abu Dhabi expat Dr Alain Baron, founder of Numismatica Genevensis SA, is the curator and organiser of the exhibition.
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Coins of Islam

The exhibition titled, 'The Coins of Islam: History Revealed', is being held in the Sheikh Zayed Mosque Visitor Centre in Abu Dhabi
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Coins of Islam

The exhibition narrates the history of coinage across different Islamic eras and highlights the cultural interaction and exchange among cultures.
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Coins of Islam

Coins of Islam exhibition consists of approximately 350 rare and precious coins dating from the time of Alexander and largely tracking the emergence of the Islamic empire from just after the time of the Prophet to the emergence of the Caliphates in Syria and its subsequent spread across North Africa into Al Andalus.
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Coins of Islam

This is the first time that the collection of the rare and precious coins are being brought together for public viewing.
 
 
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