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I twit this as a thread but a PC, more academic in tone, refined version will probably be offered for publication as an article to whoever wants to it.
4 days ago, @troop_bell told me of some kind of healthy living/fitness initiative and it was called 'Warrior Something'
Do you remember when Zack Snyder’s take on Frank Miller’s take on an old sword & sandal’s take on Ancient Greek propaganda’s take on actual events hit the screens?
Every soldier and his dog went crazy over this story of 300 hipster/crossfiter hybrids kungfuing the hell out of legions of decadent, effete hajis-eh-Persians in a Huntingtonian wet dream. There was an epidemic of ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ patches down to the REMFiest RAF bod in Akrotiri
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Alright, so the esteemed @ArmoryBazaar posted some pictures of coins found in Idlib - Syria. I would like to make a thread out of this, for future coins. I will post my take on these coins, but I'm very much interested in other opinions.
The two small copper coins (picture 2 & 3) are in my opinion #Umayyad copper fals. The inscription features Islamic texts, most definitely the Islamic shahada. That indicates they're from the later Umayyad period. I would say 8th century.
It's really possible that the last coin is much older that the other coins. It still features a cross and human imagery, indicating Byzantine influences. This kind of coins were used in early Umayyad times, when the caliphs still imitated #Byzantine en #Persian coinage.
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