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Two Issues of Chingiz Khan

Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 871. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009. 
Sold For $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Mongols. Great Khans. Chingiz (Genghis). AH 602-624 / AD 1206-1227. AV Dinar (6.60 g, 12h). Ghazna (Ghazni) mint. Dated AH 618 (AD 1221/2). Kalima and "al-Nasir ed-Din Allah/Amir al-muminin" in four lines across field; tendrils to left and right, “Umayyad Second Symbol” (Quran 9.33) in outer margin / "Khan of Khans, the Just, the Most Mighty, Chingiz Khan," in four lines across field, tendrils to left and right; mint formula and AH date in outer margin. Nyamaa 1; W. F. Spengler, "Hoard of Genghis Khan Gold Dinars Recalls Calamitous History," ONS Newsletter 147 (Winter 1996), 16-18; SNA Tübingen -; Album 1964. VF, typical areas of flat-strike for issue.

Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXI/1 (Spring 1996), lot SP245-32.