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Dinar of Sanjar with Honeycomb Pattern
Not on view
Seljuq gold coins (dinars) generally show one or two circular legends enclosing the main field. They are inscribed with a variation of the profession of faith (shahada), the names and titles of the Abbasid caliph and the Great Seljuq sultan, the name of the mint, the year, and Qur'anic verses.
Dinars were not struck according to a standard, meaning they were meant to be weighed rather than counted. Eastern Seljuq mints issued a debased composition with a very low gold content and a mostly silver alloy.
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