RRR mule AR dirham from Kaiyalyq, Mongol Empire, c. 640s-660s AH (1240s-1260s AD)

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RRR Unpublished mule silver dirham from Kaiyalyq, Mongol Empire, ca. 640s-660s AH (1240s-1260s AD)

Kalifat Allah, floral decorations around / Kalifat Allah floral decorations around. 17mm, 1.38 g. cf. Zeno 176112.

Very rare coin, struck from two obverse dies.

Kaiyalyq was founded sometimes in the 11th century it was a capital of Qarlukhid jagbu, a semi-independent state within the Qarakhanid Qaganate. It was a small but important city on the Silk Road, described by a number of ancient historians as a rich outpost. With the Mongol conquest in the 1220™s it lost much of its importance and was slowly abandoned. It is now an archaeological site, next to a small village called Antonovka/Kaiayliq in Kazakhstan. The site is only now being investigated by the archaeologists, and a few new types of Mongol coins are now appearing from that area.



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