Ali Beg – Eretnid Beyliks – Silver Akce

1366 - 1380 AD , Erzincan

Obverse: In square inside looped square: lā ilāha illā Allāh – Muhammad – rasūl Allah. In loops of square: Abū Bakr/’Umar/’Uthman/’Ali


The Inscription reads: 

In square inside looped square: There is no God but God – Muhammad – is the Messenger of God. In loops of square: Ali – rightly guided – because they learned directly from Muhammad


Reverse: llah in eye-shaped frame incorporated into the design. al-sultān al-a’zam, ‘alā al-dunyā wa’l-dïn, khallada Allāh mulkahu

The Inscription reads: Supreme Sultan, Exalted of the World and the Faith, May His rule be everlasting.

(Note: lillah is actually the last 3 letters of Allah in the horizontal text khalada Allah mulkahu)

  • Erzincan
  • Islamic Coinage
  • Silver
  • 1.65gr
  • 19mm

The Eretnid Beyliks were a group of Turkmen principalities that emerged in Anatolia after the collapse of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum in the 13th century. They were ruled by the Eretna dynasty, which claimed descent from the Mongol general Eretna. The Eretnid Beyliks controlled a large territory in central and eastern Anatolia, extending from Sivas to Malatya and from Ankara to Erzurum. They were allies of the Mongol Ilkhanate and often fought against the rival Turkmen beyliks of Karaman, Germiyan and Aydin. The Eretnid Beyliks reached their peak of power under the reign of Gazi Çelebi (1336-1366), who expanded their domains and defeated several enemies, including the Mamluks of Egypt. However, after his death, the Eretnid Beyliks fell into decline and were eventually annexed by the Ottoman Empire in the early 15th century.

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