Islamic, Umayyad Caliphate, al-Walid I ibn 'Abd al-Malik, 705 - 715 A.D.
Al-Walid ibn Abd al-Malik's reign saw the greatest expansion of the Caliphate, as successful campaigns were undertaken in , Sind, and against the Byzantines.
Balkh was an ancient city and center of Buddhism, Sufism and Zoroastrianism in what is now northern Afghanistan. It was one of the major cities of Khorasan, since the latter's earliest history. The Greeks called it Bactra, giving its name to . Marco Polo described Balkh as a "noble and great city." Outside the town was a large Buddhist monastery. Today it is mass of ruins and a small town 12 km from the right bank of the seasonally flowing Balkh River, at an elevation of about 365 m (1,200 ft), in the province of Balkh, about 20 km northwest of the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif.IS70944. Bronze fals, A197, cast as usual for the , gF, 3.033 g, maximum 22.4 mm, Balkh mint, AH 93, 711 - 712 A.D.; inscribed "360 to a dirhem"; ex Classical Numismatic Group e-auction 234, lot 589; very ; $95.00 (€82.65)
Islamic, Seljuqs Sultanate of Rum, Kaykhusraw I, 1192 - 1196, 1204-1210
Kaykhusraw I, the eleventh and youngest son of Kilij 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 emperor Manuel I Komnenos. In 1207 he seized Antalya from its Frankish garrison and furnished the Seljuq state with a 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, 1207, -, F, 2.506 g, maximum 19.7 mm, 315o, 2nd reign, 600 - 607 AH, 1205 - 1211; horseman riding right, sword in right, two stars above; Arabic inscriptions, no mint or date, including title "Abul-Fat-h"; $55.00 (€47.85)
The Coinage of the Ayyubids
BW40234. The Coinage of the Ayyubids by Paul , Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication Number 12, , 1980, 334 pages, 50 plates, hardcover, dust jacket, new; $40.00 (€34.80)
Marsden's Numismata Orientalia Illustrata
BK40486. Marsden's Numismata Orientalia Illustrata: A Guide to Islamic and Oriental Coins with Values by Stephen
, 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 (€34.80) Out of Stock!
Islamic, Umayyad, Anonymous (Post Reform), 77 - 132 H, 696 - 750 A.D.
The first Islamic coins were imitations of and types. This was among the earliest purely Islamic coin types.IS90341. Bronze fals, 812, 174, -, aF, 2.226 g, maximum 18.7 mm, Dimashq ( , ) mint, 77 - 132 H, 696 - 750 A.D.; six-pointed in , Arabic script around; pentagram in , Arabic script around; ex Numismatics; $30.00 (€26.10)
Islamic, Zangid Atabegs of Sinjar, Qutb al-Din Muhammad, 594 - 616 AD, 1197 - 1219 A.D.
The is imitative of a bronze of struck at Edessa, .IS47246. Bronze dirhem, and Sayles 81, 1880.2, 1139 - 1140, F, obv off center, 9.677 g, maximum 25.8 mm, 45o, Sinjar mint, 596 - 600 AH, 1199 - 1204 A.D.; : mint name and date (date off ), bare headed, curly-haired, draped a Roman-style left, spear in right over shoulder, on left shoulder; cursive four line : names and titles of the Abbasid Calif al-Nasir and Qutb al-Din Muhammad; Zengid tamga ( ) below; $22.00 (€19.14)
Islamic, Golden Horde Khans, Muhammed Bulaq , 1369 - 1380 A.D., 771 - 782 A.H.
IS47876. , 354 var (calligraphy), 90, 2046, -, F, uneven strike, 1.428 g, maximum 17.2 mm, 135o, Urdu mint, AH 777, 1377 A.D.; Arabic : "Al-Sultan al-adil / Ghiyas al-dunya wa ud-din / Mohammed , Khalda mulku" (The Just , defender of the faith and secular life, Mohamed, may his rule endure); Arabic : Struck by the rule of Allah, in Urdu, 777; ; $21.00 (€18.27)
The Coinage of the Tulunids (Numismatic Notes and Monographs No. 139)
BW10080. The Coinage of the Tulunids by Oleg Grabar, The American Numismatic Society, 1957, 96 pages, 3 plates, used, condition; $18.00 (€15.66)
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