The last line of the obverse
is - Ayub b. Muhammad
Someday everyone can make mistakes.
Which is NOT clear to read ( if not impossible ) even for Arabic readers , but you figured the coin out from the first word of second line نجم which is part
of the nick
name of the ruler نجم الدين Najem al- Din , plus your experience. Good
However, Joe is telling you what Malloy
said about the coin, not what Joe Sermarini said.
Also , I would not call Malloy
‘s job , a mistake . I would call it an error, the man
was trying in language not his
first, yet Islamic
coins are hard to read specially in Bronze . If you miss one letter , the whole word can be different , I am sure you know that.
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