Author Topic: Ilkhan Mongols of Persia, Hulagu, 665 AH, AR Dirham, Mardin mint (654-663 AH)  (Read 219 times)

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Ilkhan Mongols of Persia, Hulagu, 665 AH, AR Dirham, Mardin mint (654-663 AH / 1256-1265 AD)
Weight 2.43 gm
Diameter 26 mm
Metal Silver
Obverse: Center: قاءان الاعظم هولاكو ايلخان المعظم, “Ka’an Al’a’zam Hulagu Ilkhan Al’muazam, meaning, “The great Khan Hulagu Ilkhan”.
Obverse: Margin: ضرب هذا الدرهم المبارك سنة خمس وستين وستمائة, “This dirham Almubarak was struck in the year 665”.
Reverse: Center: لا اله الا الله وحده لا شريك له محمد رسول الله , “La Ilah Ila Allah Wahdaho La shareek lahu Muhammad Rasul Allah”.
Reverse: Margin: قل اللهم مالك الملك  تؤتي الملك من تشاء  وتنزع الملك ممن تشاء  وتعز من تشاء , “qul allahuma malik almulk tuti almulk man tasha' watanzie almulk miman tasha' watueizu man tasha' “, meaning “Say O Lord of all dominions, You give whom it pleases You the kingdom, and You take away the power from whosoever You will; You exalt whom You please and debase whom You will”.


Maythem

« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 10:35:11 AM by THCoins »
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You are probaly right in your attribution. I am not a specialist on this series, but see that this type was continued even after Hulagus death from Mardin.

Some remarks though:
Some references say the margin text should be "al-dinar al-mubarakiya" instead of "Dirham" ? Can't read that part on your picture to confirm.
The calligraphic style of the last line with "Muhammad rasul Allah" is unlike any specimen attributed to Mardin i could find in a quick web search.

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Thank you Anthony for you remarks; it is my first post on Hulagu coins and I need your help in reading the text on such coins. The text in my post is taken from a similar coin. Please advise

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« Last Edit: July 08, 2018, 09:01:10 AM by aws22 »
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On the small photo of your coins obverse i can only really reliably read the "and sixhundred" part of the margin text.
But here is one on Zeno with a very similar obverse style, confirming Mardin.

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Thank you Anthony for your help.

Maythem
Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".