AE fals, Nasr bin Ali, 996-99 AD, Ferghana, Qarakhanid Qaganate Central Asia

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Normal Arabic inscriptions on both sides, including Kalima, mint (Ferghana) and date. Mint of Ferghana. 25mm, 3.74 grams. cf. Zeno 302481; Kochnev 34ff.

This type was minted between 386 and 389 AH (996-999 AD) in the mint of Ferghana. The names of the rulers are given as "Khan Ahmad bin Ali" and "Tonga-Tegin Nasr bin Ali".

The Kara-Khanid Khanate was a confederation of Turkic tribes ruled by a dynasty known in literature as the Karakhanids or Ilek Khanids. Both dynastic names represent titles with Kara Kagan being the most important Turkish title up till the end of the dynasty. The Khanate ruled Transoxania in Central Asia from 999-1211. Their capitals included Kashgar, Balasagun, and Uzgen.


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