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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1941. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Mongols. Great Khans. temp. Töregene Khatun. Regent, AH 639-644 / AD 1241-1246. AR Half Dirhem (1.41 g, 4h). Archer type. Tabriz(?) mint. Dated AH 642? (AD 1244/5). Kalima in three lines across field; mint formula and AH date arould / Archer kneeling right, aiming at bird to right; star between legs; pellet within annulet to right; legend around. Cf. Nyamaa 11; cf. SICA 9 617; cf. Album 1976 (all refs. dirhems); Zeno Database ( 36838 (this coin). VF, toned. Unpublished as a half dirhem. Extremely rare.

From the Peter Y. Chang Collection of Great Mongol Coinage.