Musa Khan, Mongol Ilkhan of Persia AH 736-737/AD 1336-1337
Diler Ms-690, A T2223, Fine
Tabriz mint (8.52gm), citing Musa as al-sultan al-a’zam / al-’adil Musa khan / khallad Allah mulkahu, date and mint around; reverse, Kalima in spiral Kufic, the Rashidun around, each name highlighted with stars. Very rare. Musa Khan was installed as Ikhan by the governor of Baghdad, ‘Ali Padshah, on April 12, 1336, two days after the defeat of Arpa Ga’un in a civil war. Musa was meant to be a puppet to ‘Ali. However, Musa was challenged by the Jalayrid Hasan Buzurg. ‘Ali was killed and Musa was forced to flee after the Battle of Qara Dara near Kirkuk in northern Iraq on July 24, 1336.