Muhammad II b. Mahmud, Seljuq Sultan AH 548-555/AD 1153-1160
A 1694, Fine
Askar Mukram mint, citing the ‘Abbasid caliph al-Muqtafi and the Great Seljuq sultan Sanjar as overlord. Extremely rare. Cf. Wilkes & Curtis Auction 1, 6/16/14, lot 364, “believed to be an unpublished mint for this ruler”. ‘Askar Mukram (literally “Mukram’s camp”) was a medieval town in Khuzestan province, Iran. The town took its name from the camp (‘askar) of the Arab commander Mukram, sent by the Umayyad viceroy al-Hajjaj to put down a revolt. The camp was near the ruins of a former Sasanian city and by the time of the Seljuqs had grown into a regional center of textile and sugar production.