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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1196. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Seljuks. Great Seljuk. Chaghri Beg Da'ud. AH 431-452 / AD 1040-1061. AV Dinar (4.56 g, 5h). Sijistan mint. Dated AH 4[50] (AD 1058/9). Kalima and name of overlord; tamgha above; al-Quran 30, 3-4 in outer margin, mint formula and AH date in inner margin / Continuation of Kalima, and Chagri Beg Da’ud across field; tamgha above; kalima and caliphal name in outer margin. Hennequin -; Album 1667 var. (mint). VF, usual areas of flat strike. Extremely rare ruler, unpublished for this mint.

Album lists only Marw mint for these extremely rare dinars of Chaghri Beg. For a photograph of a Marw mint issue see SCMB 644 (April 1972), no. G648.