Afsharid, Amir Arslan Khan, gold Ashrafi, AH1161 / 1748 AD – UNIQUE

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Afsharid, Amir Arslan Khan, gold Ashrafi, AH1161 / 1748 AD, Tabriz, 3.46g (SICA 9, 585 [silver]; cf. Rabino 409 [silver]; A –; ICV 3752, this coin cited). Good very fine…
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Description

Afsharid, Amir Arslan Khan, gold Ashrafi, AH1161 / 1748 AD, Tabriz, 3.46g (SICA 9, 585 [silver]; cf. Rabino 409 [silver]; A –; ICV 3752, this coin cited).

Good very fine and extremely rare, believed unique.

Provenance: Wilkes & Curtis Mailbid Sale 1, 16 June 2014 (416).

This is an extremely rare coin, believed to be unique. Amir Arsalan Khan was the governor of Azerbaijan and cousin of Nadir Shah who was appointed to his post by him. After the sudden death of Nadir, he refused to accept Adil Shah’s claim to power and aligned himself with Ibrahim against Adil Shah. However, after killing Adil Shah, Ibrahim Shah turned against Amir Arsalan Khan and killed him in Tabriz in AH1161 (1748 AD) and proclaimed himself as the king in Tabriz. Album does not list any gold coinage for the reign of Amir Arslan Khan.

Specification

Date 1748
Coin Group

World

Denomination

Ashrafi

Coin Ruler

Afsharid

Country

Islamic & Middle East

Coin House

Iran/Persia (Post-Mongol)

Metal

Gold

Mint Mark

Tabriz

References SICA 9, 585 [silver]; cf. Rabino 409 [silver]; A –; ICV 3752, this coin cited
Weight 3.46 g

Provenance

Provenance: Wilkes & Curtis Mailbid Sale 1, 16 June 2014 (416).

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