Mongols, Arghun – fourth ruler of the empire 1284 – 1291 AD.

Mongols, Arghun – fourth ruler of the empire 1284 – 1291 AD.

SKU: C099
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Mongols, Arghun – fourth ruler of the empire 1284 – 1291 AD.

 

Denomination: Dirhem

 

Obverse: Kalima in Arabic (“there is no god but God, etc.”).

 

Reverse: Hare running right with head turned back, name and titles of Arghun.

 

Mint city: Tus.

 

Materials and method: Struck in silver from engraved dies.

 

Dimensions: 21 mm diameter

 

Weight: 2.28 gm

 

Dated: AH 688.

 

Condition: Very Fine with some areas of flatness but an excellent example.

 

References: Diler 191. Album 2156.2

 

Provenance: CNG E-auction 198, 2008, lot 351

 

Stock no: C099

 

Comments:

  • A very rare coin type.
  • Arghun was a Buddhist who sought to create relations with the Christian West and forge an alliance against the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria, and yet put Islamic doctrine on his coins – the so called Kalima.

 

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