218LR9) QARAKHANID AR dirham (25 mm) of Nasr bin 'Ali, AL MU'AYAD AL-ADL ABUL HASSAN ILAK, CIRCA 383-403 AH/ 993-1012, struck at Uzkand, 395AH, Type of A-3302 (SCARCE) XF CON

Ancient Coins - 218LR9) QARAKHANID AR dirham (25 mm) of Nasr bin 'Ali, AL MU'AYAD AL-ADL ABUL HASSAN ILAK, CIRCA 383-403 AH/ 993-1012, struck at Uzkand, 395AH, Type of A-3302  (SCARCE) XF CON
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218LR9) QARAKHANID AR dirham (25 mm) of Nasr bin 'Ali, AL MU'AYAD AL-ADL ABUL HASSAN ILAK, CIRCA 383-403 AH/ 993-1012, struck at Uzkand, 395AH, Type of A-3302  (SCARCE) XF COND, (extremely beautiful  toning) . 

The most beautiful calligraphy and toning seen on any Islamic coin.
 
GENERAL NOTE ON QARAKHANID COINAGE : As a general rule, coins are assigned to the lowest-ranking Qarakhanid prince mentioned (occasionally a non-Qarakhanid vassal). Over 300 different names appear on the coinage in more than 1000 formulations and combinations, but the actual number of distinct persons is very much fewer. The copper coins most often have the local ruler cited in the reverse margin, though there is no consistent rule. Many coppers, particularly from the 410s to 440s, cite only rather generic titles and cannot thus be readily assigned to a particular ruler without a good understanding of the allocation of titles at the time of issue. Titles correlate to specific names. Sometimes proper Muslim names, sometimes Muslim names, Turkic titles + Muslim titles. There could also be just Turkic titles, for instance Khan, Tegin. During certain periods there could simultaneously be up to 4 khans and 2 ilaks, and an innumerable number of tegins. Ahmad b.'Ali was the khan from AH383 to AH407, and during this time he bore the following titles: Khan; Togan-khan; Qarakhan/haqan; Saif al-Dawla; Nasir al-Haqq; Qutb al-Dawla, etc. Muhammad b.'Ali was his brother. First, he was simply Tegin (an extra-rank title), then, after the death of Nasr b.'Ali, he became Ilak. Some of his other titles: Yagan-tegin; Yanal-tegin; Sana' al-Dawla; Saha al-Dawla, etc. Qarakhanids were subdivided into 2 "branches" - 'Alids (descendants of 'Ali b.Musa) and Hasanids (descendants of Hasan b. Satuk). Correspondingly, each had their own khans from a particular branch. �Alids possessed Central Maverannahr, Hasanids � Eastern Turkestan. In the beginning of the 11th century, �Alids were four brothers, Ahmad b.'Ali (Togan Khan), Nasr b.'Ali (Tonga Tegin, later Ilak), Muhammad b.'Ali (Yanal Tegin, later Ilak from AH403), Mansur b.'Ali (Arslan Khan from AH405). Muhtajid was a minor dynasty in Saghanian, vassals of the Samanids.


 
 

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