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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Islamic| > ME89915
Islamic, Seljuqs of Rum, Suleiman (Sulayman) II b. Qilij Arslan, 1196 - 1204 A.D.
Suleiman ibn Qutulmish founded the Rum Sultanate, with its capital at Konya (Iconium to the Romans), after he defeated the Byzantine emperor Romanus IV in 1077 A.D. and overran much of Anatolia. "Rum" was the Persian name for Rome and the Seljuqs called Anatolia "Rum" because it was part of the Roman-Byzantine Empire for centuries. The Seljuks ruled in Anatolia independently until 1243, and thereafter until 1302 as vassals of the Mongol Ilkhans. It was the last surviving Seljuk territory.Seljuqs of Rum
ME89915. Bronze fals, Album 1205.2, Mitchiner WOI 963, F, brown tone with partial green patina, obverse a little off center, Konya(?) mint, weight 7.629g, maximum diameter 28.8mm, die axis 270o, AH 595, 1198 - 1199 A.D.; 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 SALE |PRICE| $135.00











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