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GREAT KHANS

Chingiz (Temujin)
AH 602-624 / AD 1206-1227


                AR Dirham (3.08 g, 16mm, 8).

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Ghazna (Ghazni).
Undated, struck circa AH 617/8 (AD 1221/2).
Kufic legend:
         al-adil | al-a'zam | Chingiz qa'an
         (The just | The great | Chingiz Khan)
Kufic legend:
         al-Nasir | al-Din Allah | amir al-mu'minin
         (al-Nasir | al-Din Allah | Commander of the faithful)
Nyamaa 2; Tye 327; SICA 9, 1007 (same dies); SNA Tübingen XIVd, 646 (same dies); Album 1967.
Notes: This is the sole silver coin type bearing the name of Chingiz Khan. It was apparently a long-lived issue, evidenced by a declining silver quality, from fine silver to nearly bronze. Good silver issues, as the present coin, are fairly rare. The obverse has the titles and name of Chingiz, while the reverse has the name and title of the reigning Abbasid caliph. The struck date of this issue is based on SICA 9, with the commentary that these coins are "believed to have been struck at Ghazna during the Mongol pursuit of Jalal al-Din Khwarizmshah in [AH] 617-618." See the Khwarezm Shahs section of this collection for an example of the prototype for this type of Chingiz.