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Mamluk, Aynal (al-ashraf abul-nasr), AR Dirham

Started by capnbirdseye, April 08, 2019, 09:52:50 PM

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This looks a typical coin from one of the minor Khanates, the script is rather crude so not much help,

AR 1,50g


That central circle looks so familiar, and yet, I found nothing like it looking around.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Looks to me like an issue of that Mamluq with the rather obscene name?

Typical of late Mamluq silver in style anyhow

Seems to me a similar error here to the one you made with the that Ayyubid copper recently

Coins are ultimately the product of ideology, not dynasty, (nor geography!)

The Mamluqs were around a long time, and struck coin under a variety of fashionable and very different ideologies

Rob T


Your right Rob, I just got an i.d on zeno, it's Mamluk, aynal (al-ashraf abul-nasr  AH 857-865


No problem Vic - although - to be honest - attributing coins is a busman's holiday for me.

In return - maybe your recollection of your own "O" level history syllabus -  if you have such?

See my post (now in the "numismatics" section)

Rob T