This webpage illustrates copper coins from the Area 7 khan.

Copper coin from Square 76, Locus 01, Registration number 1340TNR95. The coin was found 4 cm. below the surface of the excavation square. This coin was minted for Nasr al din Urtuk Arslan (Spengler and Sayles 46; Mitchiner 1065) in AH 628 = AD 1230. The coin is 26.1 mm in diameter and weighs 7.7 grams.

Copper coin from Square 48, Locus 05, Registration Number 1324TNR95. This coin was found 90 cm below the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted for Hosam al din Yuluk Arslan (Spengler and Sayles 35.2; Mitchiner 1040) in the year AH 589 = AD 1193. The coin is 30.5 mm in diameter and weighs 11.2 grams.


Copper coin discoverd in Square 79, locus 01, registration number 1322TNR95. This coin was found just below the surface of the excavation square at a depth of only 1 or 2 cm. The coin was minted in Mayafarakin for Al Ashraf Musa (Balog 851) in the year AH 612 = AD 1215. It measures 30.0 mm in diameter and weighs 12.5 grams.

Copper coin discovered in Square 79, locus 01, registration number 1323TNR95. The coin was minted in Mayafarakin for Al Ashraf Musa (Balog 851) in the year AH 612 = AD 1215. It measures 28.2 mm in diameter and weighs 17.3 grams.

Copper coin discovered in square 79, locus 04, registration number 1357TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 65 cm. beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Mayafarakin for Al Ashraf Musa (Balog 849) in the year AH 612 = AD 1215. It measures 27.8 mm in diameter and weighs 8.6 grams.

Copper dirhem from Square 49, locus 12, registration number 1343TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 1.6 meters beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Mosul for Badr al din Lulu (Spengler and Sayles 68; Mitchiner 1131) in the year AH 631 = AD 1233. It measures 24.7 mm in diameter and weighs 6.5 grams.

Copper dirhem from Square 80, Locus 04, Registration number 1335TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 80 cm beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Mosul for Badr al din Lulu (Spengler and Sayles 68; Mitchiner 1131) in the year AH 631 = AD 1233. It measures 23.3 mm in diameter and weighs 5.8 grams.



Copper coin from Square 45, Locus 03, registration number 1325TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 14 cm beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Qutb al Din Muhammad ibn Zengi (Spengler and Sayles 81) between the years AH 596 to 599 = AD 1199 to 1202. It measures 26.1 mm in diameter and weighs 9.4 grams.

Copper coin from Square 48, Locus 05, registration number 1354TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 1.0 meter beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Imad al din Zangi (Spengler and Sayles 79; Mitchiner 1138; Paris 677f) in the year AH 584 to 585 = AD 1188 to 1189. It measures 23.4 mm in diameter and weighs 8.5 grams. .


Copper coin found in Square 49, Locus 13, Registration Number 1320TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 1.5 meters beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Qutb al Din Muhammad ibn Zengi (Spengler and Sayles 81.1; Mitchiner 1139 and 1140; Paris 695 to 724; Lowick 58.596 - 914) in the year AH 59[6?] = AD 119[9?]. It measures 27.5 mm in diameter and weighs 8.1 grams.


Copper coin from Square 59, Locus 01, Registration Number 1374TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 2 cm beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Al Ashraf Musa (Balog 853) between the years AH 615 to 617 = AD 1218 to 1220 It measures 25.3 mm in diameter and weights 7.0 grams.


Copper coin from Square 66, Locus 04, Registration number 1361TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 74 cm beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Qutb al Din Muhammad ibn Zengi (Spengler and Sayles 80; Poole 620; Paris 689f) between the years AH 594 and 595 = AD 1199 to 1200. It measures 22.8 mm in diameter and weighs 6.8 grams.


Copper coin from Square 49, Locus 15, Registration number 1321TNR95. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Qutb al Din Muhammad ibn Zengi (Spengler and Sayles 81.3) during AH 599 = AD 1202. It measures 26.5 mm in diameter and weighs 10.0 grams.


Copper coin from Square 60, Locus 04, Registration number 1341TNR95. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Qutb al Din Muhammad ibn Zengi (Spengler and Sayles 81.2) during AH 598 = AD 1201. It measures 25.7 mm in diameter and weighs 8.4 grams.


Copper coin from Square 70, Locus 02, Registration number 1362TNR95. This coin was found in the first 1 to 2 cm of soil below the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Al Ashraf Musa (Balog 853) between the years AH 615 to 617 = AD 1218 to 1220. It measures 25.7 mm in diameter and weighs 9.5 grams.


Copper coin from Square 78, Locus 02, Registration number 1345TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 80 cm beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Imad al din Zangi (Spengler and Sayles 79; Mitchiner 1138; Paris 677 to 679) between AH 584 to 585 = AD 1188 to 1189. It measures 23.8 mm in diameter and weighs 5.6 grams.


Copper coin from Square 78, locus 06, Registration Number 1342TNR95. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Imad al din Zangi (Spengler and Sayles 79; Mitchiner 1138; Paris 677 to 679) between the years AH 584 to 585 = AD 1188 to 1189. It measures 24.5 mm in diameter and weights 7.5 grams.


Copper coin from Square 80, locus 081, Registration Number 1330TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 3 cm beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Qutb al Din Muhammad ibn Zengi (Spengler and Sayles 81) between the years AH 596 to 599 = AD 1199 to 1202. It measures 26.5 mm in diameter and weighs 13.0 grams.


Copper coin from Square 78, locus 01, Registration Number 1333TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 50 cm beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Qutb al Din Muhammad ibn Zengi (Spengler and Sayles 81.3) in the year AH [59]9 = AD [120]2. It measures 25.0 mm in diameter and weighs 9.5 grams.


Copper coin from square 80, locus 01, Registation Number 1331TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 2 cm beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Al Ashraf Musa (Balog 853) in the year AH 615 = AD 1218. It measures 23.8 mm in diameter and weights 8.0 grams.


Copper coin from square 89, locus 03, Registration Number 1363TNR95. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Al Ashraf Musa (Balog 853) in the year AH [6]15 = AD [12]18. It measures 23.7 mm in diameter and weights 8.7 grams.


Copper coin from square 89, locus 03, Registraqtion number 1364TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 1.1 meters beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Qutb al Din Muhammad ibn Zengi (Spengler and Sayles 81.2) in the year AH 599 = AD 1201. It measures 24.7 mm in diameter and weights 10.2 grams.


Copper coin from square 89, locus 03, Registration number 1367TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 1.1 meters beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Qutb al Din Muhammad ibn Zengi (Spengler and Sayles 80; Paris 689) between the years AH 594 to 595 = AD 1199 to 1200. It measures 22.1 mm in diameter and weights 5.1 grams.


Copper coin from square 89, locus 03, Registration number 1326TN95. This coin was found at a depth of 90 cm beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Al Ashraf Musa (Balog 854) in the year AH 6175 = AD 1220. It measures 27.5 mm in diameter and weights 9.3 grams.


Copper coin from square 89, locus 03, Registration Number 1327TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 40 cm beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Al Ashraf Musa (Balog 853) in the year AH [61]7 = AD [12]20. It measures 23.1 mm in diameter and weights 9.3 grams.


Copper coin from square 89, locus 03, Registration Number 1329TNR95. This coin was found at a depth of 1.2 meters beneath the surface of the excavation square. The coin was minted in Sinjar for Qutb al Din Muhammad ibn Zengi (Spengler and Sayles 81) in the year AH [59]7 = AD [120]0. It measures 25.0 mm in diameter and weights 9.4 grams.



Copper coin discoverd in Square 60, locus 04, registration number 1377TNR95. The obverse of the coin closely resembles issues of Macrinus minted in Antioch between AD 217 and 218 (Sear 2067). It measures 17.5 mm in diameter and weighs 4.0 grams.


Pierced copper coin discoverd in Square 87, locus 04, registration number 1353TNR95. The reverse of the coin bears an inscription of IOVI CONSERVATORI ("For Jupiter, defender"). The obverse is worn but closely resembles an issue of Licinius II dating from AD 317 to 324 (Sear 3815). The coin measures 19.2 mm in diameter and weighs 2.0 grams.
Bibliography

Balog, Paul
1980 The Coinage of the Ayyubids. London, Royal Numismatic Society.

Hellequin, Gilles
1985 Catalogue des monnaies musulmanes de la Bibliotheque Nationale. Paris.

Mitchiner, Michael
1977 Oriental Coins and their Values: The World of Islam. London.

Sear, David R.
2004 Roman Coins.4th edition. London, Spink.

Spengler, William F. and Wayne G. Sayles
1992 Turkoman Figural Bronze Coins and their Iconography: Vol. 1 - The Artuqids. Clio's Cabinet, Lodi, Wisconsin.

1996 Turkoman Figural Bronze Coins and their Iconography: Vol. 2 - The Zengids. Clio's Cabinet, Lodi, Wisconsin.
Photographic Credits: Professor David Hanlon, SLCC-MC
Webpage created 4 March 2010