Islamic. Salghurid. Queen Abish bint Sa'd. AD 1265 to 1285. Silver dirhem. Very rare and unusual type.

Ancient Coins - Islamic.  Salghurid. Queen Abish bint Sa'd.  AD 1265 to 1285.  Silver dirhem.  Very rare and unusual type.
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The Salghurid were a Turkoman dynasty which established itself as independent rulers at shiraz following the Death of Boz-aba of the Great Seljuqs.   Queen Abish bint Sa'd ruled from AH 663 to 684 (AD 1265 to 1285).  All coins of this Queen are rare to very rare.

Denomination : Silver Dirhem.

Mint and Date : Minted at Shiraz but the mint name is not visible.  The date is AH 665 (AD 1267) visible by the last two digits (65).

Reference : Album 1930.

Size : 21.0 x 21.3 mm.  Weight : 2.74 grams.

Grade : VF, toned.

Provenance : ex. Steven Album, auction 5, lot 305.

Obverse: Arabic inscriptions but hidden in those inscriptions is the Chinese character "BAO" which becomes visible when the coin is turned 90 degrees (see image below).

Reverse : Arabic inscriptions.

This coin cites Abaqa as overloard.


There is apparently a medieval record of this coin type, which was commented on where Steven Album's auction 5 listing for it records :

"According to the contemporary historian Wass�f, the Ilkhan governor assigned to the Salghurids was chastised for having engraved a Chinese inscription on the coins of Shiraz, removed from his position and sent back to China".

Click on the image below to and enlargement of the character "Bao".

Ancient Coins - Islamic.  Salghurid. Queen Abish bint Sa'd.  AD 1265 to 1285.  Silver dirhem.  Very rare and unusual type.
Price SKU: vcoin5348
US$ 1,650.00
  • € 1,356.02
  • £ 1,181.09
  • AUD 2,179.12
  • CHF 1,623.96
  • CAD 2,117.83

Rates for: 04/26/18

Ships from: Canada
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