Tartus: Coin Die Engravers (Coppers)
Date: Late seventh century (from 670s)
Pre-Reform copper coins were minted in imitation of Byzantine coins, and carried the Arabic mint name, tardūs (derived from the Greek name, Antaradus). See also: Coin Die Engraver (Silver); Coin Die Engraver (Gold); Copper Beater (naḥḥās).
Citation: Album, Stephen and Tony Goodwin, Sylloge of Islamic Coins in the Ashmolean Museum, Volume 1: The Pre-Reform Coinage of the Early Islamic Period (London: Ashmolean Museum and Spink and Son Ltd., 2002), pp. 84, 86 (and catalogue entry 559).