ITEM #3043 Khwarizmshahs (Medieval Iran), ‘Ala al-Din Muhammad 596-617AH AR broad dirham, Ghazna mint, AH (61)8 AD 1221 (posthumous), Album1715, RARE, LARGE well-centered piece..

World Coins - ITEM #3043 Khwarizmshahs (Medieval Iran), ‘Ala al-Din Muhammad 596-617AH AR broad dirham, Ghazna mint, AH (61)8 AD 1221 (posthumous), Album1715, RARE, LARGE well-centered piece..
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KhwarizmShahs (Anushteginid)

'Ala al-Din Muhammad
 

Reign

AH 596-617/AD1200-1220

Denomination

AR broad dirham (fine silver)

Date Struck

AH (61) 8, AD 1221 (posthumous)

Mint

Ghazna

Obverse

The name and the full title of the ruler "al-Sultan al-Azam 'Ala al-Dunya- va al-Din Abul-Fath Muhammad ibn al-Sultan" within a circular line, .

Reverse

The usual Islamic motto, followed by the name and the title of Abbasid Caliph, al-Nasir الناصر

Weight

5.81 gr.

Diameter

26 mm

Reference

Album 1715 (RARE for the date.)

Grade

Good XF well-centered

Comments

In 1218AD Gengiz Khan sent his emissaries to see the shah in Samarqand.. Muhammad Shah executed the Mongol diplomats and sent back their entourage with their heads shaved in defiance of the emerging great power, and Genghis retaliated with an army of 200,000 men that crossed the Jaxartes in 1220 and sacked the cities of Samarkand and Bukhara. Muhammad's capital, followed in 1221. 'Ala al-Din Muhammad fled and sought refuge throughout Khorasan province, but died of pleurisy on an island in the Caspian Sea some weeks later.

Prezzo SKU : 3043
US$ 125.00
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  • CAD 157.95

Quotazione: 10/23/17

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