Rare Dinar of the Seljuk Sultan Tughralbek (429-455 AH / 1038-1063) in the Iraqi Museum


  • Ali Kazem Abbas Al-Sheikh Al-Qadisiyah University / College of Archeology


rare dinar Seljuk Sultan, Abbasid Caliphate, Prince Frams, Tughralbek


The study of Islamic money is one of the modern and important studies that began in the eighteenth century AD. It has been preserved by international museums, and is now displayed in these museums like other antiquities, according to their historical sequence. Researchers of a country paid attention to it, because through it a lot of important information that was written wrongly in historical sources was revealed to us. Therefore; and we have plenty of evidence for that, and it was approved by archaeologists and researchers, because it is a document issued by the caliphate and does not accept error, just as money received special attention in the Islamic state, and Islamic law took care of it in the for worship and transactions, and Because money is connected to zakat, dowries, contracts, religions, etc., and through it we can learn about the political system of the state. As well as through the cities of minting money, we can know the geographical borders of each country and the provinces that separated from it. This dinar preserved in the Iraqi Museum is one of the rare dinars in the fifth century AH, which was minted for an important media reason, dating back to the Seljuk era, to announce the political treaty that took place between the Seljuk Sultan Tughralbek and the Emir of the city of Isfahan, Faramarz, in the year (439 AH). This prince followed the rule of the Seljuks and to The Abbasid caliphate during the reign of the caliph, Al-Qaim bi-Amr Allah, through the texts of the dinar inscribed on it. We have studied the dinar scientifically in terms of texts and their analysis and the technical aspects of the dinar, i.e. weight, diameter, etc., and we have reached important positive results, which is the purpose of studying Islamic money and the resulting information that may not have been mentioned in historical sources.