20150331

ISLAMIC/Ayyubid; Jazirah Principality al-Muzzafar Ghazi with Kamil & Ashraf AH 618/CE 1221

AE Fals, 6.13 g, 23.5 mm, Khilat mint AH 618/CE 1221

Album 860
Balog 874
Zeno 48299 (this coin)


excerpt related to this coin from Balog.

20150317

ISLAMIC/Malik of Kurzuwan, Complete Set of Mongol Siege Issues of June/July CE 1221

 AE Jital 22 mm, 3.24 g, 6h, Kurzuwan mint Rabi’ath-Thani 618 AH/c. June CE 1221

Album 1971 (S)
Tye 324.1

O: in Arabic  Tarikh rabial-Ukhra sana thaman ‘ashr sittami’ah
تاريخ ربيع الآخرسنة ثمان عشروستمائة


In circle Al-Malik الملك


R: Kurzuwan followed by shahada and then Allah at bottom with annulets on either side. 

 كرزوان 
لا إله إلا الله  
 محمد رسول
   الله      
AE Jital 20 mm, 3.3 g,  4h, Kurzuwan mint Jumada al-Awal 618 AH/c. July CE 1221

Album 1971 (S)
Tye 324.2 

O: in Arabic  Tarikh Jumada al-awal sana thaman ‘ashr sittami’ah

In circle Al-Malik

R: Kurzuwan followed by shahada and then Allah at bottom with annulets on either side.

These issues were minted while the city was under siege by Ghengis Khan. Rabi'a is the more common of the two issues, the subsequent issue of Jumada is rarer as the city fell during that time or shortly thereafter. The Mongols destroyed the city and it’s population. The location was likely situated in Northern Afghanistan

20150307

Great Britain/Elizabeth II CE 1952- Bullion Coinage/ and news re New Coin Portrait starting later in 2015

AR ₤2 (nominal denomination) 31.16 g (.999 fine oz.) 38mm. "Britannia", BU mirror finish

cf. Royal Mint unveils 5th Coin Portrait 2 March 2015