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Nasr al-Din, the great melik (twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.790
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, "Les Danishmendides, entre Byzance, Bagdad et le sultanat d'Iconium," no. 2.

Obverse

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.

ΝΑ.
ΡΑΤΗ
Σ

Νασρατήνης

Reverse

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.

ΟΕ
ΓΣΕ
ΛΙΚΗΣ

ὁ μέγας Μελίκης

Translation

Νασρατήνης ὁ μέγας Μελίκης.

Nasr al-Din, the great melik.

Commentary

Oikonomides identifies this individual as Nasr al-din Muhammad, the elder son of Dhu-l-Kharnyn, who was governor of Melitene from 1162-1170 and 1175-1178. The title of grand melik was attested within the Danishmendid dynasty. See Oikonomides, "Les Danishmendides, entre Byzance, Bagdad et le sultanat d'Iconium," 192-193. 

Accession number BZS.1958.106.790
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, "Les Danishmendides, entre Byzance, Bagdad et le sultanat d'Iconium," no. 2.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.790
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, "Les Danishmendides, entre Byzance, Bagdad et le sultanat d'Iconium," no. 2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.790
Diameter 22 mm
Previous Editions

Oikonomides, "Les Danishmendides, entre Byzance, Bagdad et le sultanat d'Iconium," no. 2.

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