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Great Mongols during the reign of Genghis (Chingiz) Khan, 1206-1227, AE jital (4.15g), A-1969, Tye-329, anonymous, with title al-khaqan / al-'adil / al-a'zam on obverse, the 'Abbasid caliph al-Nasir on reverse. According to Stephen Album: "This and other jitals of the period probably contain a small amount of silver and may also have had a very light silver-wash. This type is the only coin that is reasonably common and can be securely assigned to the lifetime of Genghis Khan, though of course, without his name. This type is believed to have been struck AH618-619 / 1221, during the Mongol chase of Mangubarni to the Indus River, when a Mongol military base was established at or near Ghazna.".  More coins in this family to be found here: https://www.sullacoins.com/post/coin-of-the-silk-road


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2 hours ago, Ancient Coin Hunter said:

An Empire that includes the antique land of Egypt with its own coin supply? Pretty cool. 











And last but not least, a contemporaneous mummy portrait from the Fayyum (2nd century).


Great coins! Here's more mummy portraits, from the Kunsthistorisches museum in Vienna. 


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I'm out of the age bracket, but when I was a kid, I enjoyed reading about several of the empires in the meme, and I find all of them interesting today. Nowadays, I tend to be fascinated with the American empire, and I do worry about the so-called Thucydides Trap.


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Roman Empire?  Whooo - Daayyy?


Philip II
AR Tetradrachm
Pella mint
353-349 BCE
Horse star spearhd
Le Rider 102



PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire.
Darios I to Xerxes II. Circa 485-420 BCE
AV Daric (14mm, 8.30 g).
Lydo-Milesian standard.
Sardes mint.
Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, running right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left /
Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb, Group A/B (pl. XIII, 27);
Meadows, Administration 321; BMC Arabia pl. XXIV, 26



Qin Shi Huang
34mm 8.5g
ban liang
221-206 BCE
半两 Primitive Line script
ex Dr Alex Fishman



Great Mongols, Genghis (Chingiz) Khan,
AH 603-624/ AD 1206-1227,
AE Jital (4.12gm, 2h),
Ghazna type, undated, citing Genghis as Khaqan and
citing on the reverse, the 'Abbasid caliph al-Nasir. O: 'adl / khaqan / al-a'zam("the Just and Supreme Khaqan" or "Just [coin] of the Supreme Khaqan"). R: al-Nasir / li-Din Allah / amir al-mu- / -minin ("al-Nasir li-Din Allah, commander of the faithful").
SICA-9, 1008; Tye 329; Album 1969



Grandson of Chandragupta
India Maurya ser VIB AR Karshapana punchmark 270-175 BC ASHOKA



[IMG] Rasenna, Fufluna, (Etruria, Populonia)
1-As: (Similar to a Roman AR - nothing - only an As is Bronze in Roman Currency)

Etruria Populonia
AR 1 As 0.60g 10.0mm
after 211 BCE
Obv: Male Head Left
Rev: Plain Rev
Ref: Vecchi 3 68-70 HN Italy 181
Seller/Auction comment: R

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The REAL Roman REPUBLIC Empire BEGAN when they captured Sicily from Carthage during the 2nd Punic War. Creating their first Province...the REAL Roman Empire began... and was an Empire 200 years before the wimp Augustus!

RR Anon AR denarius Roma 211-206 BCE ROMA incus Dioscuri single horn-helmet Sear-- Craw 68-1b SICILY ISSUE R

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