Rare billon dirham of Muhammad Khwarizmshah (1200-1220), Taliqan, Khwarezm

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Full Kalima in the outer circular margin, Muhammad in the middle // Taliqan / al-Sultan al-'a/ zam  'ala al-du/ nya wa ud'din Muhammad / bin al-Sultan. 17mm, 2.51 grams. Taliqan mint. Tye 245; cf. Zeno 197367. SKU T1191-52614

Scarce and struck in lower quality silver, but still nice and white, much better than these usually are.

Muhammad Khwarezmshah, a ruler of a giant and rich Central Asian Empire, famously insulted Ghengiz Khan, who retaliated by attacking and conquering the Khwarezmian Empire.