ISLAMIC & TURKOMAN COINS


TURKOMAN ISLAMIC GOLD


TURKOMAN COINS

8634. ARTUQUIDS OF MARDIN, NAJM AL-DIN ALPI, 1152-1176 AD. AE Dirhem, Spengler/Sayles 29.1. Diademed bust facing 3/4 l. (Mercury)/Crowned facing bust (Virgo) within legend. VF.

$250.



8635. ARTUQUIDS OF MARDIN, NAJM AL-DIN ALPI, 1152-1176 AD. AE Dirhem, Spengler/Sayles 30. Two diademed male heads facing (Gemini) with legend on four sides around/Youthful female head facing (probably Virgo), hair arranged in six rolls within legend. VF.

$250.



8637. ARTUQUIDS OF MARDIN, QUTB AL-DIN IL-GHAZI II, 1176-1184 AD. AE Dirhem, Spengler/Sayles 31. Head r. wearing an ornate diadem within a beaded square, legend giving his pedigree back four generations/Legend. EF. Scarce. Influenced by the famous types of Constantine The Great looking up to Heaven. Excellent example as good or better than the Spengler/Sayles plate coin.

$350.



8639. ARTUQUIDS OF MARDIN, HOSAM AL-DIN YULUK ARSLAN, 1184-1201. AE Dirhem, Spengler/Sayles 33. Diademed Turkish male bust facing/Legend partly within six sided star. AVF.

$80.



8640. ARTUQUIDS OF MARDIN, NASIR AL-DIN ARTUQ ARSLAN, 1201-1239 AD. AE Dirhem, Spengler/Sayles 34. Large diademed Roman-style male head on the r. facing l., smaller crowned Byzantine-style facing bust on l./Legend. EF. Except for a small old ding under the patina an excellent example as good or better than the Spengler/Sayles plate coin.

$200.



8641. ARTUQUIDS OF MARDIN, NASIR AL-DIN ARTUQ ARSLAN, 1201-1239 AD. AE Dirhem, Spengler/Sayles 38.2. Centaur r., representing the astrological sign Sagittarius, shooting bow back to l./Legend. F+.

$80.



8643. ARTUQUIDS OF MARDIN, NASIR AL-DIN ARTUQ ARSLAN, 1201-1239 AD. AE Dirhem, Spengler/Sayles 47. Facing bust representing the Sun/Legend. VF.

$100.



8644. ZENGID ATABEGS OF SINJAR, QUTB AL-DIN MUHAMMAD B. ZENGI, 1197-1219. AE Dirhem, Spengler/Sayles 81. Heroic classical male bust l. with spear over shoulder, tamgha before/Legend. EF. As good as the Spengler/Sayles plate coin. Scarcer variant with tamgha.

$200.



8645. ZENGID ATABEGS OF MOSUL, SAIF AL-DIN GHAZI II, 1170-1180. AE Dirhem, Spengler/Sayles 61. Large male head l. wearing crested helmet with kalima before/Legend. F+. Scarce.

$80.



OTHER ISLAMIC COINS

The catalogue numbers for the following Islamic coins are A for Stephen Album Checklist of Islamic Coins, KM for the Krause-Mishler Standard Catalogs of World Coins. Also, up to the year AH 369, the mint name Misr (=Egypt) refers to the mint at Fustat, thereafter to the city of al-Qahira, i.e., Cairo, of which Fustat is now a suburb.

7114. Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, 908-932, AV dinar, Misr, AH 318, A-245.2. Provenance: The estate of an archaeologist active in Egypt in the early 20th century. Rare.

$450.



7115. Mamluk, Qalaiun, 1279-1290, AV dinar, mint & date off flan but style al al-Qahira mint (=Cairo), A-893. Provenance: The estate of an archaeologist active in Egypt in the early 20th century.

$350.



SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT

8523. OTTOMAN TURKS, SULEIMAN I, THE MAGNIFICENT, 1520-1566 AD. Gold Dinar. Legend/Legend. VF. An historically important gold coin from the sumptuous pinacle of the Ottoman Empire. Scarce.

$450.



SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT

7116. Ottoman, Suleyman I, 1520-1566 (Sulayman the Magnificent), AV sultani, Misr mint, AH 926, A-1317, nice strike for the type. Provenance: The estate of an archaeologist active in Egypt in the early 20th century.

$450.



SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT

7120. Ottoman, Suleyman I, 1520-1566 (Sulayman the Magnificent), AV sultani, Misr mint, AH 926 (off flan), A-1317 (nearly all Ottoman gold of Misr bear the accession year of the ruler rather than the actual year struck; regnal years were not introduced until late in the 18th century). Provenance: The estate of an archaeologist active in Egypt in the early 20th century.

$450.



7138. Abbasid, al-Mahdi, 775-785, AV dinar, without mint name as always, AH 166, A-214. Rare. Provenance: The estate of an archaeologist active in Egypt in the early 20th century.

$300.



7142. Turkey, Mehmet V, 1909-1938, AV 100 kurush, AH 1327, regnal year 6, KM-754. Provenance: The estate of an archaeologist active in Egypt in the early 20th century.

$650.



7145. Ottoman, Mehmet III, 1595-1603, AV sultani, Misr mint, AH 1003, A-1340, nice strike for type. Rare. Provenance: The estate of an archaeologist active in Egypt in the early 20th century.

$450.



COMMEMORATING THE 1973 WAR

7147. EGYPT, ARAB REPUBLIC, AD 1974, AH 1394, AV (gold) 5 pounds, 25.92 gm. Issued in commemoration of the October 1973 War, Krause-444. A very rare coin with a high Krause value. Condition: In beautiful uncirculated condition. Provenance: The estate of an archaeologist active in Egypt in the early 20th century.

The 1973 Arab-Israeli war began with surprise attacks by Egyptian and Syrian forces on Israeli positions on the Golan heights and the Sinai peninsula, which had been captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. The initial attacks were largely successful but eventually the Arab forces were driven back. However Egypt did eventually win back the Sinai and was able to reopen the Suez Canal. The obverse of this coin shows an Egyptian soldier in the process of successfully crossing the Suez canal into the Sinai while holding a wreath of peace that spans both banks.

$2400.



GENGIS KHAN

8632. MONGOLS, GENGIS KHAN, 1206-1277. AE Fals, Kurzuwan, Rabi' II, b18. VF. Excellent example of the rarer larger type coin of this historic ruler who conquered the world's largest empire.

$250.