254RRBY1) FORGOTTEN QUEENS OF ISLAM; MONGOLS THE ELUSIVE ABISH BINT SAAD DINAR XF

Ancient Coins - 254RRBY1) FORGOTTEN QUEENS OF ISLAM; MONGOLS THE ELUSIVE ABISH BINT SAAD DINAR XF
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254RRBY1) FORGOTTEN QUEENS OF ISLAM; MONGOLS THE ELUSIVE ABISH BINT SAAD DINAR XF

ISLAMIC, SALGHURIDS (ATABEGS OF FARS) QUEEN ABISH BINT SAAD, 663-684 AH/ 1265-1285 AD, THE SALGURIDS, WERE VASSALS TO THE GREAT MONGOL KHANS, AND LATER TO HULAGU AND HIS DESCENDENTS; TO STRENGHTEN THEIR TIES WITH THE MONGOLS, THE SALGHURID - THEN PRINCESS - ABISH KHATUN DAUGHTER OF SAAD II, WAS MARRIED TO HULEGU'S SON MENGU TEMUR, AND SHE RULED FROM SHIRAZ (JOINTLY WITH HIM ?) AS A MONGOL VASSAL FOR OVER 23 YEARS UNTIL ARGHUN TOOK DIRECT CONTROL OF FARS IN 684 AH; THIS IS A GOLD DINAR WEIGHTING 3.37 GRAMS, 23.5 MM , ON THE OBVERSE UNDER THE KALIMA HER NAME ABISH BINT SAAD WITHOUT TITLES, ON THE REVERSE : ALL IN ARABIC : KA'AN BAD SHAH, ALEM ILKHAN AL A'AZAM ABAQA KHALADA MULKAHU; AND A VERTICAL ORNAMENT ON EACH SIDE; THE MINT AND DATE ARE OFF FLAN BUT SINCE ABAQA IS CITED, IT WAS PROBABLY STRUCK BETWEEN 665 AND 680 AH; AND THE MINT ALMOST CERTAINLY IS DAR AL MULK SHIRAZ. THIS IS ALBUM # 1928 (RR) IN XF CONDITION; THIS IS AN ELUSIVE AND VERY RARE DYNASTY/ QUEEN / COIN; UNTIL RECENTLY WHEN A SMALL HOARD WAS DISCOVERED THIS COIN USED TO SELL IN THE FOUR DIGITS FIGURE; NOW IT IS MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE ; THERE IS A SPECIMEN IN KAZAN # 1045 BUT THE REVERSE IN UIGHUR SCRIPT AND CITING ARGHUN RATHER THAN ABAQA, SO THIS COIN IS AN EARLIER TYPE.

Price SKU: 254RRBY1
US$ 450.00
  • € 384.26
  • £ 329.31
  • AUD 622.53
  • CHF 418.18
  • CAD 578.52

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