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

 
 

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

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

Accession number BZS.1958.106.790
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

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

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.