Author Topic: Islamic copper 3: Ala al-din Muhammad (1200-1220AD), Broad AE Dirham, Tirmidh  (Read 772 times)

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Just got another interesting Islamic coin from the same hoard, looks like there is a kind of trident tamgha in the center of revers, ID is still pending.
Would appreciate any help on it!
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Re: Broad islamic copper to ID - 3
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 10:00:11 AM »
Hi

This is a dirhem of the Khwarezmshah Muhammad ibn Tekesh, SNAT XIVc, no. 1465/1088a, (617 H ?) from Tirmidh mint.

The illustration on the plate is numbered 1088a but the catalogue entry on the opposite page is numbered 1465.

The thing in the circle in the centre is described as an arrow ('pfeil') in the catalogue.

I am very envious of this hoard: I only have four or five of these broad coppers!

Alan

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Re: Broad islamic copper to ID - 3
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 10:34:12 AM »
Thanks a lot, Dear Alan!
Found some interesting info on S.Album's site:
AH617 was the year in which the Mongols overtook Tirmidh from the Khwarizmshahs. Jim Farr has suggested that the bow-and-arrow was added to this type either to indicate that the city population was willing to surrender to the Mongols, if necessary, or that the Khwarizmshah government added the bow & arrow to warn the population of the Mongol approach.