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Islamic Coins


Seljuqs of Rum, Suleiman (Sulayman) II b. Qilij Arslan, 1196 - 1204 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Suleiman ibn Qutulmish founded the Rum Sultanate after the Seljuks defeated the Byzantine emperor Romanus IV in 1077 A.D. and overran much of Anatolia. The Rum Sultanate, with its capital at Konya (Iconium to the Romans), was the last surviving Seljuk territory and only succumbed to the rise of the Ottoman Turks and the Mongols in the 13th Century A.D.
ME68908. Bronze fals, Album 1205.2, Mitchiner WOI 963, gVF, weight 6.259 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, die axis 0o, Konya(?) mint, AH 595; obverse nimbate horseman right, mace in right over shoulder, star behind; reverse Arabic inscription in three lines: al-sultan al-qahir / Suleiman Shah bin / Qilij Arslan; Arabic date (in the year 595) in margin, no mint named (as always); $150.00 (€112.50)

Islamic, Seljuqs Sultanate of Rum, Kaykhusraw I, 1192 - 1196, 1204-1210, Brockage
Click for a larger photo Kaykhusraw I, the eleventh and youngest son of Kilij Arslan II, succeeded his father in 1192. He ruled 1192-1196 and 1205-1211, but had to fight his brothers for control of the Sultanate. He married a granddaughter of the Byzantine emperor Manuel I Komnenos. In 1207 he seized Antalya from its Frankish garrison and furnished the Seljuq state with a port on the Mediterranean. According to Niketas Choniates, he was killed in single combat by Theodore I Laskaris, the emperor of Nicaea, during the Battle of Antioch on the Meander.
ME65438. Bronze fals, cf. Album 1202, Mitchiner WOI 957, Zeno OCD 121946 (all same type, not brockages), VF, brockage, weight 3.135 g, maximum diameter 22.3 mm, die axis 0o, obverse horseman right, sword in right at shoulder, star at each side of his head, ornament below; reverse incuse of obverse (normal reverse is Arabic script); $125.00 (€93.75)

Islamic, Seljuqs Sultanate of Rum, Kaykhusraw I, 1192 - 1196, 1204-1210
Click for a larger photo Kaykhusraw I, the eleventh and youngest son of Kilij Arslan II, succeeded his father in 1192. He ruled 1192-1196 and 1205-1211, but had to fight his brothers for control of the Sultanate. He married a granddaughter of the Byzantine emperor Manuel I Komnenos. In 1207 he seized Antalya from its Frankish garrison and furnished the Seljuq state with a port on the Mediterranean. According to Niketas Choniates, he was killed in single combat by Theodore I Laskaris, the emperor of Nicaea, during the Battle of Antioch on the Meander.
IS67182. Bronze fals, Album 1207, Mitchiner WOI -, F, weight 2.506 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 315o, 2nd reign, 600 - 607 AH, 1205 - 1211; obverse horseman riding right, sword in right, two stars above; reverse Arabic inscriptions, no mint or date, including title "Abul-Fat-h"; $65.00 (€48.75)

The Coinage of the Ayyubids
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BW40234. The Coinage of the Ayyubids by Paul Balog, Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication Number 12, London, 1980, 334 pages, 50 plates, hardcover, dust jacket, new; $40.00 (€30.00)

Marsden's Numismata Orientalia Illustrata
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BK40486. Marsden's Numismata Orientalia Illustrata: A Guide to Islamic and Oriental Coins with Values by Stephen Album, 1977, hardback with dust jacket, 318 pages. Illustrated throughout in black and white, shelf-worn, stains and damage to dust jacket, slight warping from humidity, new but "as used"; $40.00 (€30.00)

Islamic, Golden Horde Khans, Muhammed Bulaq Khan, 1369 - 1380 A.D., 771 - 782 A.H.
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IS47877. Billon dirham, Sagdeeva 349, Savel’ev 79, Album 2046, Mitchiner WOI -, F, weight 1.383 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 135o, Urdu mint, AH 771; obverse Arabic inscription: "Al-Sultan al-adil / Mohammed Khan / Khalda mulku" (The Just Sultan, Khan Mohamed, may his rule endure); reverse Arabic inscription: Struck in Urdu 771; scarce; $40.00 (€30.00)

Islamic, Ottoman, Mustafa III, AH 1171 - 1187, 1757 - 1774 A.D., Counterfeit or Imitative
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer for 40 years and co-author of "Coins of the Crusader States." Ex A.J. Seltman Collection.
IS32096. Bronze mangir, VF, weight 1.444 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 180o, unofficial mint, obverse blundered tughra; reverse blundered Arabic perhaps imitative of "struck / in / Konstantiniye / 1170"; rare; $33.00 (€24.75)

Islamic, Golden Horde Khans, Muhammed Bulaq Khan, 1369 - 1380 A.D., 771 - 782 A.H.
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IS47873. Billon dirham, Sagdeeva 353, Album 2046, Mitchiner WOI -, F, weight 1.403 g, maximum diameter 17.2 mm, die axis 180o, Urdu mint, AH 777, 1377 A.D.; obverse Arabic inscription: "Al-Sultan al-adil / Ghiyas al-dunya wa ud-din / Mohammed Khan, Khalda mulku" (The Just Sultan, defender of the faith and secular life, Khan Mohamed, may his rule endure); reverse Arabic inscription: Struck by the rule of Allah, in Urdu, 777; scarce; $27.00 (€20.25)

Islamic, Golden Horde Khans, Muhammed Bulaq Khan, 1369 - 1380 A.D., 771 - 782 A.H.
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IS47876. Billon dirham, Sagdeeva 354 var (calligraphy), Savel’ev 90, Album 2046, Mitchiner WOI -, F, uneven strike, weight 1.428 g, maximum diameter 17.2 mm, die axis 135o, Urdu mint, AH 777, 1377 A.D.; obverse Arabic inscription: "Al-Sultan al-adil / Ghiyas al-dunya wa ud-din / Mohammed Khan, Khalda mulku" (The Just Sultan, defender of the faith and secular life, Khan Mohamed, may his rule endure); reverse Arabic inscription: Struck by the rule of Allah, in Urdu, 777; scarce; $24.00 (€18.00)

Khanate of Qrim (Crimea), Dawlat Giray I, 1550 - 1577 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Akce of this reign are sometimes so debased they appear to be copper.
IS54435. Billon Akce, Album Giray Khans 2074, F, debased silver, crude, double struck, weight 0.541 g, maximum diameter 11.6 mm, Qiriq-Yer mint, 1550 - 1577 A.D.; obverse blundered illegible Arabic inscription; reverse Giray tamga, star, blundered illegible Arabic inscription: mint name around and date; $24.00 (€18.00)



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