678CGH7Z) RARE, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (al-Jazira). Mu'izz al-Din Sanjar Shah. AH 576-605 / AD 1180-1208. Æ Wuqiya (35mm, 31.06 g, 8h). al-Jazira mint.

World Coins - 678CGH7Z) RARE, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (al-Jazira). Mu'izz al-Din Sanjar Shah. AH 576-605 / AD 1180-1208. Æ Wuqiya (35mm, 31.06 g, 8h). al-Jazira mint.
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678CGH7Z) ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (al-Jazira). Mu'izz al-Din Sanjar Shah. AH 576-605 / AD 1180-1208. Æ Wuqiya (35mm, 31.06 g, 8h). al-Jazira mint. Dated AH 600 (AD 1203/4). Zengid tamgha; names and titles of al-Mu’azzam Mahmud and Wali ‘Ahad al-Zahir in outer margin / Names and titles of Abbasid caliph and Rum Seljuq overlord in three lines; mint formula and AH date in margins. Whelan Type II 238-9; S&S Type 86.1; Album A1883; ICV 1280. Good VF, earthen black-green surfaces. RARE.
 
NOTE : The word Wuqiya in Arabic means ounce.
 
RATED RARE AND ACTUALLY THE HEAVIEST DENOMINATION TYPE IN THE WHOLE ARTUQID AND ZENGID SERIES;

THE MEANING OF THE TAMGHA IS NOT CLEAR, BUT IT MAY REPRESENT A STYLISED THUNDERBOLT, USED ON ROMAN REPUBLICAN BRONZES, ALSO BY THE DANUBIAN CELTS AND ON NAHAPANA INDIAN DRACHMS; COIN IS IN VF CONDITION.

IF YOU COLLECT THIS SERIES YOU ARE NOT LIKELY TO SEE THIS COIN ANYTIME SOON. 
 
Ex Künker 204 (12 March 2012), lot 10959.
Price SKU: 678CGH7Z
US$ 310.00
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