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    Ilkhanate Persia

    Ilkhan, Abaqa, AH 663-680 / AD 1265-1282, gold dinar (4.25g, 24mm).  Madinat Tabriz AH 677, obverse in Uighur, reverse in Arabic, A-2126.2, lovely strike, full bold inscriptions. Mint State.

    Hulegu Kahn, the real founder of the Mongol dynasty of Iran, henceforth known as the Ilkhans, was an energetic and ruthless commander. Upon the election of Qubilai Khan as the Great Khan, Iran, Iraq, the Caucasus and Anatolia were put effectively under the rule of Hulegu, although Hulegu and his descendants always accepted a nominal suzerainty of the Great Khanate. Hulegu died in 1265, leaving the Ilkahante to his son, Abaqa. Abaqa had to start his reign by fighting off rival Mongol princes, including Berke and Mungke Temur, as well as the Chaghataid-Ogodeid alliance from Central Asia which was planning to put Qaidu on the Ilkhan throne. Most of these, however, were put down by 1270, allowing Abaqa to focus on his western borders. By this time, Abaqa might have converted to Nestorian Christianity, as his close ties with the Crusader states, mostly against the Mamluks, make clear. This is also obvious from some of his coins which bear a cross and a declaration of Christian faith. 


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