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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-TK0535
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Kai Khusru II; Sivas
Denomination:  Dirham
Place made:  Sivas
Culture:  Seljuk
Date made:  1240-1244
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  2.87
Axis (degrees):  180.00
BIRBI-TK0535.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Lion walking r. with sun with face and rays above, star in l. of field, star in bottom r. of field and pellet in bottom of field. Reverse: Inscription only.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: صر بالله امير املومنين… (Imam al-Mustansir by God prince of the faithful). Reverse: top - ضرب ب… شك (struck in ?); left - بسيواس (in Sivas); bottom - none visible; right - ماته (hundred); central - السلطان / الاعظام / كيخسرو / …كيقباد (The greatest Sultan Kai Khusru son of Kai Qubad)

Bibliography:  BN Salguqs, 1770 var.

Notes:  Cannot find a match for the top line of the reverse inscription.

2 Related People

Kai Khusru II
Seljuk

1246
Sivas



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