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Dynasty: Kurzuwan
Ruler: Malik
Reigned: 641 AH (1221 AD)
Denomination: AE Seige issue
Mint: Kurzuwan
Date of Issue: 641 AH (1221 AD)
Reference: Tye 324, Album 1971
Weight: 3.4 gms
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Malik of Kurzuwan

In 1220, Ghengis Khan destroyed Bukhara and Samarkand. The Khwarezm Shah fled West. He left instructions to the remaining cities of Afghanistan to look to their own. Kurzuwan struck these coins in 618 AH, in the month of Rabi II. (June 1221 AD). The city was razed and the entire population slaughtered, very probably just two or three weeks after these coins were struck.

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