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Lot of 15 Islamic Silver Coins, c. 1100 - 1400 A.D.
Includes nine sun and lion types. The source and meaning of this sun and lion design is uncertain but there is a popular (although unlikely) explanation. The sultan was madly in love with his beautiful Georgian wife and wanted to put her portrait on his coins. His advisors disapproved, however, so he put his wife's horoscope on his coins instead - the Sun in Leo.LT88852. Silver Lot, Lot of 15 silver Islamic dirhem, aVF, nice coins!, weight c. 2.96 g, c. 1100 - 1400 A.D.; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 72, lot 1072; the actual coins in the photograph, no flips or tags, bulk lot, as-is, no returns; $870.00 SALE PRICE $783.00
Islamic Mints, Volumes 1 - 3
A corpus in three volumes covering about 1845 mint names, mint inscriptions, minting years of gold, silver and copper issues; (also ephemeral mints that seem to exist but actually do not), an index of Islamic Dynasties, another of Islamic States. "For those with a serious commitment to Islamic coin collecting or numismatics, with money to spare for the price, and a sturdy bookshelf with at least one foot vertical clearance, this set is essential. I'm glad to have a copy and expect to use it often." -- Michael L. Bates, Curator Emeritus of Islamic Coins, American Numismatic Society, from posting in Islamic Numismatics Group, 2/11/09BK13700. Islamic Mints, Volumes 1-3 by Omer Diler, Spink 2009, In Turkish and English, 1793 pages, 8 color maps, softcover, international shipping at the actual cost of postage; $270.00 SALE PRICE $243.00
Islamic, Abbasid Caliphate, al-Radi bi Allah, AH 322 - 329, 934 - 940 A.D.
Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad (Muhammad) ibn Ja'far al-Muqtadir, usually known by his regnal name al-Radi bi'llah ('Content with God'), was the 20th Caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate, reigning from 934 to his death on 23 Dec 940, at the age of 31. Al-Radi is commonly spoken of as the last real Caliph: the last to deliver orations at the Friday service, to hold assemblies to discuss with philosophers and discuss the questions of the day, or to take counsel on the affairs of State; the last to distribute largess among the needy, or to interpose to temper the severity of cruel officers. The end of his reign marked the rise of military strongmen, who competed for the title of amir al-umara. SH91165. Gold dinar, Kazan 197, Bernardi 285 Mu (R), Album 254.1, Mitchiner WOI -, VF, weakly struck areas, light marks, weight 3.825 g, maximum diameter 24.4 mm, die axis 0o, Hamadan mint, AH 324, 935 - 936 A.D.; ex Neptune Numismatics; $200.00 SALE PRICE $180.00 ON RESERVE
Kingdom of Sicily, Henry VI (HRE), 1194 - 1197
Henry VI was King of Germany from 1190 - 1197, Holy Roman Emperor from 1191 - 1197, and King of Sicily from 1194 - 1197. In 1197, his German soldiers mercilessly suppressed a revolt in Italy, especially in southern Sicily. In this same year, Henry prepared for a Crusade, but, on 28 September, he died of malaria (or he may have been poisoned) in Messina. His son, Frederick II, inherited both the Kingdom of Sicily and the Imperial crown.ME72172. Billondirham fraction, Biaggi 1780 (R2), Spahr 2 (RR); MIR Sicily 457 (R); MEC Italy III, 477, VF, typical tight flan, slightly off-center, weight 0.944 g, maximum diameter 10.1 mm, die axis 0o, Palermo mint, 1194 - 1195; obverse Arabic legend in Nashki script: Harir / quaysar / aughust (HenryCaesarAugustus); reverse + / Z REX / SICI +; rare; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00
Crusaders(?), Imitative of Zangids of Syria, c. 1146 - 1200 A.D.,
This coin is a crude imitative of an Islamic fals of the Zangids of Syria, Nur al-Din Mahmud, struck at Halab (Aleppo, Syria), 1146 - 1173 (Spengler-Sayles 73, Album 1850). That type was itself also imitative, copying a Byzantinefollis of Constantine X, struck at Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey), 1059 - 1067 (DOC III 8, SBCV 1853). The quality of the Zangids fals vary greatly and it can be difficult to distinguish between Halab mint issues and imitatives. This example is very crude and if any can be attributed to the crusaders, this is one.BZ77974. Bronze follis, Malloy Crusaders -; cf. Spengler-Sayles 73 (notes "barbaric" imitations), Album 1850 (notes imitations are perhaps struck by the Crusaders), F, desert patina, tight flan, weight 2.798 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain mint, c. 1150 - 1200 A.D.; obverse two Byzantinestyle imperial figures (Constantine X and Eudocia) standing facing, supporting between them labarum resting on three steps, EX downward on left, imitation of Kuficlegend inner left; reverse Christ standing facing, nimbate, book of Gospels in left hand, right hand on hip, IC - XC flanking head, blundered imitation of legend around; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; $60.00 SALE PRICE $54.00
Islamic, Rasulid Imams of Yemen, al-Mujahid Sayf al din 'Ali, 721 - 764 AH, 1322 - 1363 A.D.
A local legend in Yemen states that Aden may be as old as human history itself. Some also believe that Cain and Abel are buried somewhere in the city. Persians formed the majority of Aden's population in the 10th century. From the 14th century, Aden was popular trading port attracting sailors and merchants from Egypt, Sindh, Gujarat, Africa and even China. In 1421, China's Ming dynasty emperor ordered his envoys to board sail from Sumatra to Aden. to convey an imperial edict with hats and robes to bestow on the king of Aden. This event was recorded in the book Yingyai Shenglan by Ma Huan who accompanied the imperial envoy. Aden was ruled by the Portuguese between 1513–1538 and 1547–1548. It was ruled by the Ottoman Empire between 1538–1547 and 1548–1645.IS88081. Silver dirham, Album 1108.3; SICA 10 44; Mitchiner WOI -, VF, the usual weak struck and obscure inscriptions, weight 1.814 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, Adan (Aden, Yemen) mint, probably dated AH 747 (A.D. 1346/7); obverse two fish in hexafoil (Adan pictorial mintmark), Arabic inscription around; reverse Arabic inscription; scarce; $60.00 SALE PRICE $54.00
The Coinage of the Ayyubids
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