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1118-1157 Sanjar Gold Dinar

$219.00

1118-1157 Sanjar Gold Dinar

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You can now own a beautiful gold Dinar coin from the Great Seljuq Empire and its last ruler Sultan Ahmed Sanjar. During the 10th and 11th centuries, the nomadic Seljuq Turks poured out of the steppes near the Aral Sea into central Asia, conquering territory and reaching the boundaries of the Byzantine Empire. Skilled horsemen and deadly archers, they defeated the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert, capturing the emperor and later ignited the First Crusade.

Struck over 850 years ago, these gold pieces recall Sanjar, the last Seljuq sultan who ruled Khurasan (northeastern Iran), from 1118-1157. This region prospered and was stable even as the rest of the empire crumbled around it. Each gold Dinar displays Arabic legends and decorative designs, as Islamic law forbids images of living things on coins. Add this precious gold coin to your collection today.

  • Material: Gold
  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Location: Asia Minor & Middle East