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Medieval and cash coins => Islamic world => Topic started by: Pellinore on August 13, 2017, 01:32:21 AM

Title: Great Mongols: Güyük khan silver half dirham
Post by: Pellinore on August 13, 2017, 01:32:21 AM
Today two very nice Mongol coins came in. This is a small silver coin of Güyük Khan (1246-1248), a half dirham with two lines of text at one side in a double circle and Güyük's tamgha (called 'Khulbu Ongi') at the other side in a small circle surrounded by text. The tamgha has the form of a pair of glasses. I wonder about the meaning of the text. There also is a little cross in the text outside the tamgha.

Clear silver, 14 mm, 0.98 gr. Album 1976F.

-- Paul

Title: Re: Great Mongols: Güyük khan silver half dirham
Post by: THCoins on August 13, 2017, 10:52:00 AM
This is an early ruler i do not recall having seen any coins from in hand. Thanks for showing. Also intriguing that it is such a small piece.
Title: Re: Great Mongols: Güyük khan silver half dirham
Post by: capnbirdseye on August 13, 2017, 01:40:36 PM
An intriguing little coin  8)