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Arabic Coins


Last update: 3 April 2011

Arab-Byzantine and Arab-Sassanian

- the earliest Islamic coinage copied the Sassanian model of Yazdgard III. The main series was struck from Yazdgard's death in AD651 to the early 700s with subsidiary series continuing in Tabaristan and Eastern Sistan until the late 700s.

AC1. Arab-Sassanian, 'Abd al-Malik b. Marwan, AH 65-86/AD 685-705, AR Drachm/Dirhem (4.0g). Khusro II Sassanian style bust, 'Afzut'/Fire altar and attendants, Darabjerd mint, Y.E.60, Walker C.3. Obv. centered, rev. centered to left but intact save for some border, nice clear portrait and script, light tone, Very Fine+....$325 Photo

AC2. Arab-Sassanian, al-Muhallob b. Abi Suffa, AH 75-79/AD 694-698, AR Drachm/Dirhem (4.0g). Khusro II Sassanian style bust, 'Afzut'/Fire altar and attendants, Bishapur mint, AH76, Walker 224; Album A-31. Centered, clear portrait and script, light tone, Fine+ - about Very Fine....SOLD Photo

AC5. Arab-Byzantine, Syria, ca AD 650s-680s, AE Fals. Crowned bust facing holding cross on globe and cross atop crown/Large 'M', branch above, Hims/Emesa mint, M.3-8v. Centered on squared cut flan, brown patina with slight earthen cover in fields, about Very Fine....SOLD Photo

AC6. Arab-Byzantine, Syria, ca AD 650s-680s, AE Fals. Crowned bust facing holding cross on globe and cross atop crown/Large 'M', branch above, Hims/Emesa mint, M.14. Nicely centered, dark brown patina with slightearthen cover, clear types, about Very Fine....SOLD Photo

Umayyad Dynasty - AD 661-750

AC10A. Umayyad Caliphs, temp. Hisham, AD105-125; AD724-743, AR Dirham. Script both sides, AH 123 (AD741), Wasit mint, Album 136. Near centered, evenly struck, Very Fine....SOLD Photo
AC10B. Umayyad Caliphs, temp. Hisham, AD105-125; AD724-743, AR Dirham. Script both sides, AH 113 (AD731), Damascus mint, Album 137. Centered, very slightly wavy flan with few spots of weakness, a few stained areas, still decent, Very Fine....SOLD Photo
AC10C. Umayyad Caliphs, temp. Hisham, AD105-125; AD724-743, AR Dirham. Script both sides, AH 124 (AD742), Wasit mint, Album 137. Centered, well struck with no weakness, a very nice example, About Uncirculated...SOLD Photo
AC10D. Umayyad Caliphs, temp. Hisham, AD105-125; AD724-743, AR Dirham. Script both sides, AH 125 (AD743), Wasit mint, Album 137. Centered, well struck with no weakness, a very nice example, About Uncirculated....$65 Photo

AC12. Umayyad Caliphs, Anonymous, ca early 8th Century AD, AE Fals. Menorah/Arabic legend, Walker 605; SNAT 29. Centered, brown patina with slight earthen encrustation, clear menorah, reverse legends mostly clear, SCARCE, about Very Fine/Fine....SOLD Photo

AC13. Umayyad Caliphs, Anonymous, ca early 8th Century AD, AE Fals. Kalima each side, Dimashq (Damascus) mint, Album 174. Near centered, dark brown patina with earthen cover slightly thicker on obv., Fine....SOLD Photo

AC14. Umayyad Caliphs, Anonymous, AH78-85; AD 698-705, AE Fals. Kalima each side, Qinnasrin mint, Album 184. Near centered, dark brown patina with slightly thick earthen cover, Fine....$10 Photo

AC16. Umayyad Caliphs, Gov. Marwan ibn Bashir, ca AH 79-132, ca early 8th Century AD, AE Fals. Jerboah left/Kalima, mint name, Hims mint, undated, MWOI 77. Centered, dark brown patina, clear type and legend, Very Fine+....$75 Photo

AC20. Umayyad Caliphs, Anonymous, ca AH 78-85, ca AD 698-705, AE Fals. Kalima/Kalima, no mint named, undated, Album 153. Near centered, dark brown patina with moderate earthen cover, clear legend, Fine+....$15 Photo

Umayyads of Spain

The coins of the Umayyads of Spain generally come clipped to some degree, are often poorly struck and usually have wavy flans. These are generally noted below in the descriptions, but should not be considered serious detriments to the collectibility of these coins as these traits are often the norm for this series.

AC703. 'Abd al-Rahman II, AD206-238, AD822-852, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, al-Andalus mint, AH217, A-342. Centered, overall light tone with some dark areas, fairly well struck with some areas of weakness, decent example, Very Fine.... SOLD Photo

AC704. 'Abd al-Rahman II, AD206-238, AD822-852, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, al-Andalus mint, AH221, A-342, Miles 112. Centered, very slight clipping, medium to dark tone, fairly well struck with some areas of weakness, decent example, Very Fine+....SOLD Photo

AC705. 'Abd al-Rahman II, AD206-238, AD822-852, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, al-Andalus mint, AH232, A-342, Miles 112. Centered, overall light tone, average strike with some areas of weakness, decent example, Very Fine....$70 Photo

AC707. Muhammad I, AD238-273, AD852-886, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, al-Andalus mint, AH246, A-343. Centered, toned with some darker areas, areas of weakness but fairly clear, Very Fine....$75 Photo

AC708. Muhammad I, AD238-273, AD852-886, AR Dirhem (2.58g). Script both sides, al-Andalus mint, AH243, A-343; M. 317v. Centered, toned with some darker areas, weak areas and flattening but fairly clear, Fine-Very Fine....$60 Photo

AC711. al-Hakam II, AH350-366, AD961-976, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, Madinat al-Zahra mint, AH352, A-352. Centered, very slightly wavy flan, light grey tone, weakness of strike in some spots but mostly clear script, Very Fine....SOLD Photo

AC712. al-Hakam II, AH350-366, AD961-976, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, Madinat al-Zahra mint, AH352, A-352. Centered, slightly clipped, light grey tone, clear script, Very Fine+....$70 Photo

AC713. al-Hakam II, AH350-366, AD961-976, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, Madinat al-Zahra mint, AH360, A-352. Centered, slightly clipped, very slightly wavy flan, light tone, weakness in few spots due to strike but mostly clear script, Very Fine+....$65 Photo

AC714. Hisham II, 1st reign, AH366-399, AD976-1009, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, al-Andalus mint, AH366, A-354. Centered, slightly clipped, slightly wavy flan, light grey tone, weakness in some spots but mostly clear script, Very Fine+....$65 Photo

AC715. Hisham II, 1st reign, AH366-399, AD976-1009, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, al-Andalus mint, AH380/AD991, A-354; Miles 236. Centered, slightly wavy flan, one small flan notch, grey tone, weakness in some spots but mostly clear script, Fine- about Very Fine....$55 Photo

Abbassid Dynasty

AC51. Abbassid Caliphs, al-Mansur, AH136-158/AD754-775, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, Kufa mint, dated AH144, Album 213.1. Centered, clear script, light tone, Very Fine....SOLD Photo

AC55. Abbassid Caliphs, al-Mansur, AH 136-158/AD754-775, AR Dirhem. Script both sides, Kufa mint, dated AH141, Album 213.1. Slightly offcentered, clear script, light tone, Very Fine....SOLD Photo

AC56. Abbassid Caliphs, al-Mahdi, AH158-169/AD775-785, AR Dirham. Script both sides, AH166, al Muhammadiya (Rayy, Iran) mint, Album 215.1. Centered, some weakness and dark tone one side, Very Fine....SOLD Photo

AC57. Abbassid Caliphs, al-Mahdi, AH158-169/AD775-785, AR Dirham. Script both sides, AH162, Madinat al-Salaam mint (Baghdad), Album 215.1. Centered, some weakness and slight waviness, grey tone, Very Fine....SOLD Photo

AC91. Abbassid Caliphs, al-Muqtadir, AH295-320/AD908-932, AR Dirham. Inscriptions both sides, Madinat al-Salam (Baghdad) mint, AH300 (=AD911/12), Album 246. Centered, some areas of weakness near edges, light tone, Uncirculated....$55 Photo

AC48. Abbassid Caliphs, al-Muqtadir, AH295-320/AD908-932, AR Dirham. Inscriptions both sides, al-Basra mint, AH318 (=AD930), Album246. Centered, area of weakness bottom/side from strike, Very Fine....$40 Photo

AC92. Abbassid Caliphs, al-Muttaqi, AH329-333/AD940-946, AV Dinar (4.52g). Inscriptions both sides, Madinat-al-Salam mint, AH331, Album 260(S). Centered, well struck with only minor weakness and clear legends, attractive, Extremely Fine....SOLD Photo

Mamluk Dynasty


The Mamluks ruled over Egypt and Syria for around 250 years and is usually divided into 2 parts - the Bahri, who ruled from 1250-1390 and practiced hereditary succession, and the Burji, who ruled from 1382-1517 and whose leaders were chosen by and from the military leadership. The Mamluks are sometimes called the Slave Kings; the term mamluk means Slave. It refers to the fact that Mamluks were purchased as young boys (technically making them slaves), mostly from areas such as Russia and the Asian steppes, and were trained for the various duties in the ruling class bureaucracy. Some even rose to the rank of Sultan.

AC311. Bahri Mamluks, Qala'un, AH678-89/AD1279-1290, AR Dirham. Legends each side, Hamah mint, AH(68)3, Album 894. Centered on usual slightly small flan losing some legend at edges, legends mostly clear, Fine+....$25 Photo

AC304. Bahri Mamluks, al-Nasir Muhammed I, 3rd reign, AH 709-741; AD 1310-1341, AE Fals (2.82g). Legend each side, Hamah mint, SNAT(Hamah) 394; Album 922; Balog 245. About 30% offcentered each side, dark brown patina, Fine....$15 Photo

AC305A. Bahri Mamluks, Anonymous, AH 741-743, AD 1341-1432, AE Fals (2.70g). Legend in 6-pointed star/Legend within circle, Hamah mint, SNAT(Hamah) 400. Near centered, usual weakness, dark brown patina, SCARCE, about Very Fine....$35 Photo
AC305B. Bahri Mamluks, Anonymous, AH 741-743, AD 1341-1432, AE Fals (2.70g). Legend in 6-pointed star/Legend within circle, Hamah mint, SNAT(Hamah) 400. Near centered, usual weakness, dark brown patina with earthen cover, SCARCE, about Very Fine....$35 Photo

AC306. Bahri Mamluks, el-Salih Isma'il, AH 743-746; AD 1342-1345, AE Fals (3.39g). Legends each side, Damascus mint, dated AH 744, Album 935; Balog 288. Near centered, dark brown patina, some usual weakness but important parts of legend clear, Fine+....$30 Photo

AC307. Bahri Mamluks, al-Nasir Hasan, AH 748-752 and 755-762; AD 1347-1351 and 1354-1361, AE Fals. Legends both sides, Hamah mint, SNAT(Hamah) 526; Album 947, Balog 250. Offcenter both sides, dark brown patina with light earthen cover, Very Fine....$20 Photo

AC308. Bahri Mamluks, al-Nasir Hasan, AH 748-752 and 755-762; AD 1347-1351 and 1354-1361, AE Fals. Legends both sides, Hamah mint, SNAT(Hamah) 534; Album 947, Balog 374A. Offcenter one side, dark brown patina with light earthen cover, Fine+....$30 Photo

AC309. Bahri Mamluks, al-Ashraf Sha'ban II, AH 764-778; AD 1363-1376, AE Fals (2.38g). Legends, Hamah mint, SNAT(Hamah) 576, Album 958. One side slightly offcenter, dark brown patina with light encrustation, clear, about Very Fine....$35 Photo

AC313. Bahri Mamluks, al-Ashraf Sha'ban II, AH 764-778; AD 1363-1376, AE Fals (2.62g). Legends, Hamah mint, overstruck on a Fals of al-Mansur Muhammad(?), SNAT(Hamah) 585, Album 958; Balog 460. Offcenter each side, dark brown patina with light earthen highlighting, clear, about Very Fine....$35 Photo

Ayyubids

AC204. Ayyubids of Damascus, al-Nasir Yusuf I (Saladin), AH 564-589/AD 1169-1193, AR Half Dirham (1.5g). Legends either side, Dimashq (Damascus) mint, AH 585, Album 787.2. Near centered each side, small area of flattening each side, otherwise well struck, a popular ruler due to his involvement in the Crusades, nice attractive example, Very Fine+....SOLD Photo

AC206. Ayyubids of Aleppo, al-Zahir Ghazi, brother of Saladin, AD1186-1216, AE Fals. Legend citing Caliph al-Nasr within 8-pointed star each side, Aleppo mint, Album 838, Balog 677. Near centered, some flattening, most legends clear, dark brown patina with some earthen cover, decent example, Fine....$15 SOLD Photo

AC207. Ayyubids of Aleppo, al'Aziz Muhammad, AH 613-634/AD 1216-1236, AE Fals. Script each side citing Caliph al-Nasr, Aleppo mint, Album 841. Near centered, dark olive patina with some earthen cover, some weakness, Fine....$15 Photo

AC219. Ayyubids, Main line in Cairo, al-'Adil Abu Bakr I, AH 592-615/AD 1196-1218, AV Dinar (4.51g). Script each side, al-Iskandariya (Alexandria) mint, Album 801. Somewhat offcentered one side, legends clear, Very Fine+....$575 Photo

AC208. Ayyubids, Main line in Cairo, al-'Adil Abu Bakr I, AH 592-615/AD 1196-1218, AE Fals. Script each side, Harran mint, Album 810(S). Near centered, worn but legends mostly clear, brown patina, Fine....$30 Photo

AC218. Ayyubids, al-Kamil Muhammad, AD 1218-1238, AV Dinar (5.49g). Legends both sides, Cairo mint, Album 811. Near centered, a few weak spots in outer legend, otherwise fairly well struck, nice example, Very Fine+....$575 Photo

AC209. Ayyubids of Hamah, al-Mansur Muhammad II, AD642-683/AD 1244-1284, AE Fals. Sxcript citing overlord al-Nasr Yusuf II, Hamah mint, Balog 838, Album 355.2(S). Offcenter each side so partially flattened from strike, struck areas bold and clear, dark brown patina with light earthen cover, Fine-Very Fine....$20 Photo

Zangids

AC27. Zangids of Aleppo, Al-Salih Isma'il, AH569-577, AD 1174-1181, AE Fals. Legend around portrait rt./Script, cites Caliph al-Mustazi, Halab (Aleppo) mint, Album 1854.1. Obv. centered slightly low, rev. centered to left, somewhat worn but clear, dark green patina, RARE, Fine....SOLD Photo

AC21. Zangids of Mosul, Qutb al-Din Modud, AD1149-1170, AE Dirhem. Facing bust, 2 winged figures above/Kufic legends, S/S 59. Near centered, somewhat rough black patina, some obv. weakness but portrait basically clear, legends weak rev., Fine....$25 Photo

AC19. Lu'lu'ids of Mosul, Badr al-Din Lulu, AD1234-1259 (AH 631-657), AE Dirham, 23mm. Head left in square/Inscription, S/S 68, MWI 1131. Strongly double struck thus somewhat garbled with weak spots, also some roughness, an interesting piece, Fine....SOLDPhoto

AC17. Zangids of Sinjar, Imad al-Din Zengi, AD1170-1197, AE Dirham, 24mm. Double headed eagle/Inscription, S/S 79. Obv. centered slightly high and to the rt. losing one eagle head, rev. slightly offcenter losing some legends, modest flan notch as made, brown patina, Fine+ - about Very Fine....$30 Photo

AC102. Zangids of Sinjar, Qutb al-Din Mohammed, AH594-616, AD 1197-1219, AE Dirham. Roman style bust left holding spear/Legends, tamgha below, S/S 81.1. Near centered, flan slightly irregular, black patina, rev. legends weak on upper rt. corner but mostly clear, decent example, about Very Fine....$45 Photo

Artuqids

AC38.Artuqids of Mardin, Najm al-Din Alpi under Caliph al-Mustanjid, AD1152-1176, AE Dirham. Kalima circling head of Abbasid Caliph/Two facing heads, S/S30. Nicely centered with some facial detail (more so on obv. than rev.), dark brown patina with light earthen cover, about Very Fine....$45 Photo

AC59. Artuqids of Mardin, Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, AD 1184-1201, AE Dirham, 35mm. Facing radiate bust/3-line legend in 6-pointed star, Edhem 53, S/S 33. Centered, olive-green patina somewhat thick obscuring some detail, decent portrait, clear legend, Fine+/Very Fine....SOLD Photo

AC60. Artuqids of Mardin, Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, AD 1184-1201, AE Dirham, 33mm. Two busts, rt. one larger and facing left, left one smaller and facing/4-line legend, Edhem 47, S/S34. Centered, even black patina, strong portraits, some legend slightly weak rev., obverse very attractive, Very Fine....$55 Photo

Seljuqs


The Seljuqs were a Turkic people whose history begins around AD 1000, by which time they were the dominant presence in Transoxiana and Turkestan. They overran the western part of the Ghaznavid Emirate in AD 1040 and shortly thereafter took over all of Persia and Mesopotamia from the Buwayhids.

AC157. Sanjar (Mu'izz al-Din Abu'l-Harith), AD 1097-1157, Pale AV Dinar. Legends each side, date (after AH 520) and mint (Balkh or Herat) unreadable, Album 1687. A bit offcentered each side, typical uneven strike with weak sections, Fine-About Very Fine, 2 examples pictured separately below, each....$150
B. 2.5gPhoto
C. 2.4gPhoto
Sanjar was the Seljuq prince of Khorasan whose fame almost eclipses that of the 'Great Seljuqs' because of the length of his reign, his power and the victories in its first half, his disasters in the second half, and the fact that he was the last real Seljuq sultan in Iran. The death of Sanjar signaled the decline of the Great Seljuq Empire, which broke up into several smaller states.

AC158. Seljuqs of Rum, Kai-Qubad I, AH 616-634/AD 1219-1236, AE Fals. Citing Caliph al-Nasir (AH575-622), Album 1213.1.
A. Slightly offcentered, few spots of minor weakness in legends but mostly bold and clear, dark brown patina, Very Fine....SOLD Photo
B. Slightly offcentered, some weakness in legends, dark brown patina, Fine....SOLD Photo

AC152. Seljuqs of Rum, Kaykhusraw(or Kay Khusru) II, AH634-644, AD1237-1245, AR Dirham (2.83g). Lion or leopard rt. below sunface/Inscription cosisting of name and titles, Album 1218; M.983. Centered, legends and design clear, oned, Very Fine....SOLD Photo

Ottoman Empire

AC280.Mehmet II, 2nd reign, AH855-886, AD1451-1481, AR Akche (0.9g). Inscription each side, Edine mint, Album 1308. Offcenter each side, some legend off, light tone, Very Fine....SOLD Photo

Pishkinids of Ahar

AC46. Pishkinids at Ahar (in Azerbaijan), Mahmud bin Pishkin, aH608-623, AD 1212-1226, as vassal of the Ildegizid Uzbek, AE Dirhem. Script each side, Album 1916. I have a small group as follows, with varying degrees of typical offcentering:
A. Script mostly clear, brown and green patina, Very Fine....$25 Photo

B. Script mostly clear, few spots of weakness, brown and green patina, Very Fine....$25 Photo

C. Near centered, somewhat worn but most script clear, brown patina, Fine+....$25 Photo

D. Somewhat worn and with some weak areas, script mostly clear, brown patina, Fine+....$25 Photo

E. Centered on squared flan, worn but most script clear, brown patina, Fine+....$25 Photo

Khwarezmshahs

in Afghanistan - originally a Turkish dynasty of Seljuq governors who founded a kingdom in their own right; one principal ruler who retained coinage types of the local regions he conquered and never established his own distinct types. The dynasty was essentially wiped out by Chenghis Khan and his Mongol hordes.

AC42. `Ala al-Din Muhammad, AH 596-617; AD 1200-1220, Billon Jital. Legend each side, Kurzuwan mint (in N. Afghanistan near Taliqan), Tye 246. Issued between the conquest of Herat by the Khwarezem and the Mongol invasion led by Chenghis Khan. Slightly offcenter each side losing some legend, worn but clear, Fine....$15 Photo

AC44. `Ala al-Din Muhammad, AH 596-617; AD 1200-1220, Lead Jital. Mint in circle/Beaded circle, Davar mint, Tye 262, Album 1728. Issued between the conquest of Herat by the Khwarezem and the Mongol invasion led by Chenghis Khan. Obv. offcenter losing some legend, rev. near centered, bold and mostly clear, Very Fine....SOLD Photo

Mongol Dynasties

Ilkhans - Mongols of Persia

AC120. Ilkhanids of Persia, Gaykhatu, AH690-694/AD1291-1295, AV Dinar (4.26g). Legend each side, Tabriz mint, AH691, Album 2158.1. Near centered, some spots of peripheral weakness in legends, mint in right rev. field, date in rev. margin, Extremely Fine....$650 Photo

AC121. Ilkhanids of Persia, Ghazan Mahmud, AH694-703/AD1295-1304, AV Dinar (4.30g). Legend each side, Tabriz mint, undated pre-reform type, titles Padishah and Shahanshah, Album 2167(R). Offcentered to right one side, some spots of peripheral weakness in legends, RARE, Extremely Fine....$450 Photo

AC123. Ilkhanids of Persia, Uljaytu, AH703-716/AD1304-1316, AR 2 Dirham (4.0g), type C, heptafoil obv., hexafoil rev., Sultaniya mint, AH 714, Album 2188. Near centered, weak spots as usual, partial legends, light tone, Fine-about Very Fine....$25 Photo

AC125. Ilkhans, Rival Khan Period, Sulayman (as puppet of the Chupanid Hasan Kuchik, killed December AD1343), AH739-746, AD 1339-46, AR 2 Dirham (1.4g). Legends in octofoils both sides, Armenia mint, AH 741-743, Album 2252. Off-centered a little one side, most legends clear, SCARCE, Very Fine....$35 Photo

AC116. Ilkhans, Rival Khan Period, Sulayman (as puppet of the Chupanid Hasan Kuchik, killed December AD1343), AH739-746, AD 1339-46, AR 2 Dirham. Legends both sides, Album 2250ff. I have a group of these in 3 grades, most with some offcentering typical of these, script clear for most, each pictured individually below: C. Very Fine+....$15 Photo
E. Very Fine+....$15 Photo
G. Very Fine+....$15 Photo
I. Very Fine+....SOLD Photo
J. Very Fine+....$15 Photo
N. Very Fine....SOLD Photo

Golden Horde

Timurid Sultans

AC175. Shahrukh, AH807-850, AD 1405-1457, Reform AR Tanka, after AH828. Inscriptions each side, uncertain mint, date off flan. A bit offcenter each side, flattening on peripheries, most of legend clear, Fine-Fine+....$20 Photo

AC173. Shahrukh, AH807-850, AD 1405-1457, 5th coinage, AR Tanka, AH 830, Yazd mint. Some legend off, dark grey tone, most lend clear. Fine - about Very Fine....$45 Photo

Turkoman Tribes

AC250. Aq Qoyunlu (White Sheep Turkomans), Abu'l Nasr Hasan, AH857-882/AD1453-1478, AR Quarter Tanka. Inscriptions both sides, no date, no mint, Album 2515(S). Slightly offcentered on slightly small flan, most script clear, light tone, Very Fine....$30 Photo

AC249. Aq Qoyunlu (White Sheep Turkomans), Abu'l Nasr Hasan, AH857-882/AD1453-1478, AR Tanka (5.0g). Inscriptions both sides, no date, no mint, countermarked on a Timurid AR Tanka, Arzinjan mint, Album 2516. Slightly offcenter, most script clear, toned, Very Fine....$30 Photo

AC251. Aq Qoyunlu (White Sheep Turkomans), Abu'l Nasr Hasan, AH857-882/AD1453-1478, AR Tanka. Inscriptions both sides, no date, `Ani', Album 2512. Centered on slightly small flan, most script clear, light tone, Very Fine....SOLD Photo

AC254. Aq Qoyunlu (White Sheep Turkomans), Abu'l-Muzaffar Ya'qub, AD 1478-1490, AR Quarter Tanka. Script each side, no mint, no date, Album A2522. Near centered with bold clear script, Very Fine....$25 Photo

Other Miscellaneous Groups

Samanids

AC213. Samanid Amirs, Nasr II bin Ahmed, AH 301-331/AD 914-943, AR Dirhem (2.8g). Dated AH 317, al-Shash mint, Album 1451. Near centered, grey tone, some weakness in spots but legends clear, decent example, Very Fine....$30 Photo

Ghaznavids


The Ghaznavids were of Turkish extraction and were originally Mamluk (slave) governors for the Samanids in and around Ghazna in present-day Afghanistan. They obtained independence in AH389/AD999, lasting until AH582/AD1186, though with diminished territory confined to the Punjab after AH555/AD1160.

AC216B. Ghaznavids, Ibrahim, AH 451-492; AD 1059-1099, AV Dinar (5.4g). Legends each side, Ghazna mint, AH(4)80, Album 1637; Mitchener WOI 790. Some flattening toward edge and flan a bit ragged, legends mostly clear, debased gold color, much nicer than most, Very Fine....SOLD Photo

AC217. Ghaznavids, Ibrahim, AH 451-492; AD 1059-1099, AV Dinar (2.73g). Legends each side, Album 1637; Mitchener WOI 790. Some flattening toward edge and flan a bit wavy to one side, legends mostly clear, debased gold color, about Very Fine....$150 Photo

AC215. Ghorids (Main line), Mu'izz al-Din Muhammad, AH567-602/AD1171-1206, AE Dirham. Inscriptions, Mu'izz al-Din alone, Ghazna mint, AH599-206, Album 1772. Near centered, light tone, some areas of flatness as usual, Very Fine....$35 Photo

AC220. Kurdish Armenia, Shaddadids, al-Fadl I b. Muhammad, AH 375-422; AD 985-1031, AR Dirham (2.5g). Legend each side, mint of Janza, AH 400, Album 1491. Slightly offcenter each side, weak areas but important parts of legend legible, toned, Very Fine....$45 Photo

AC221A. Afghanistan, Herat, ca AH 1100, AE Fals. Rat left/Rat left. Near centered on irregular oblong flan, brown patina with a few small spots of encrustation, clear types, Fine+....$20 Photo
AC221B. Afghanistan, Herat, ca AH 1100, AE Fals. Rat left/Rat left. Near centered on irregular flan, brown patina with a few small spots of encrustation, some weak spots but clear types, Fine....$20 Photo
AC221C. Afghanistan, Herat, ca AH 1100, AE Fals. Rat left/Rat rt. Near centered on irregular flan, brown patina with a few small spots of encrustation, clear types, Fine+....$20 Photo

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