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

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.790

Previous Editions

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

Details

Diameter:
22 mm

Obverse

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

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.

ΝΑ.
ΡΑΤΗ
Σ

Νασρατήνης

Reverse

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

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.

ΟΕ
ΓΣΕ
ΛΙΚΗΣ

ὁ μέγας Μελίκης

Translation

Νασρατήνης ὁ μέγας Μελίκης.

Nasr al-Din, the great melik.

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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. 

 

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