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Kufic Coins

Kufic Coins, name of early Mohammedan coins bearing inscriptions in the Kufic character that is, in the epigraphic Arabic writing of Mohammed's time, named from the old city of Kufa (Cufa), south of Babylon, where the best copies of the Koran (q.v.) were written. Some bear the names of kings, califs, and governors not mentioned elsewhere.