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« on: February 14, 2020, 12:46:33 pm »

Dear Friends,

I am very happy to have added a plate coin in very nice condition to my collection and I wanted to share it with you. I have also uploaded it to the plate coins section on Forvm.
Link: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5725&pos=0

Description:
Zengids of Mosul, Saif al-Din Ghazi II, AE Dirhem, al-Jazira, AH 575 (Tim Wilkes plate coin)
Tim Wilkes plate coin, Islamic Coins And Their Values, illustrated on page 123 as #1243.

Zengids of Mosul, Saif al-Din Ghazi II, AE Dirhem, al-Jazira, AH 575. (1170-1180 AD).
15.72 gm; 31 mm

Obverse: Helmeted male head left
Reverse: Kalima around.

Reference: S&S Type 61; Album 1861.2. Icv 1243 (this coin illustrated), Zeno #67807 (this coin)

Ex-CNG, Sale 84, lot #1688.
Ex-VAuction, Pars Coins Sale 5, lot #269

I hope you will like my post.
Best wishes,
Burak

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 12:50:32 pm »

Nice coin!

This should be the link

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-160068
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 02:02:29 pm »

Yes, nice coin  Thumbs Up

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 04:17:38 pm »

Spectacular!!! Congrats Burak
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 04:11:54 am »

Thank you friends!! The type the Zengids were most likely using to make the obverse design of this coin is a Side Tetradrachm. Forvum has a nice example here:
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?param=92896q00.jpg&vpar=3142&zpg=99478&fld=https://www.forumancientcoins.com/Coins2/
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2020, 03:10:38 am »

The coin has arrived today. I took new pics
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2020, 11:11:26 pm »

That is just lovely and the fact that it is a plate coin makes it extra special.
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