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Saudi: Riyadh library showcases Islamic currencies, rare coins

A comprehensive collection of rare Islamic coins and currencies is on display in a public library in Riyadh.

The exhibition was launched at the King Abdulaziz Public Library under the patronage of eminent personalities and experts in the field. More than 8,000 minted Arab and Islamic coins are being showcased with exhibits dating back to the Umayyad, Abbasid, Andalusian, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Atabeg, Seljuk, Mamluk, and Ottoman periods.

Islamic currencies and coins were important items in helping researchers trace and document Islamic history and said the collection currently on show had been gathered over 35 years.


Arab News

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