Warriors of History – Ayyubids 1oz Proof Silver
The Warriors of History – Ayyubids 1oz Proof Silver Coin is the seventh release in this exciting collection celebrating the stories of some of the most legendary warriors in history.
The Ayyubid dynasty was a Muslim dynasty of Kurdish origin, founded by Saladin and centered in Egypt. The dynasty ruled much of the Middle East during the 12th and 13th centuries. Saladin had been the vizier of Fatimid Egypt before toppling the Fatimids in 1171. Three years later, he proclaimed himself sultan following the death of his former master, the Zengid ruler Nur al-Din. For the next decade, the Ayyubids launched conquests throughout the region and by 1183, they controlled Egypt, Syria, northern Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen, and the North African coast up to the borders of modern-day Tunisia. Most of the Kingdom of Jerusalem fell to Saladin after his victory at the Battle of Hattin in 1187. However, the Crusaders regained control of Palestine’s coastline in the 1190s.
During their relatively short tenure, the Ayyubids ushered in an era of economic prosperity in the lands they ruled, and the facilities and patronage provided by the Ayyubids led to a resurgence in intellectual activity in the Islamic world. This period was also marked by an Ayyubid process of vigorously strengthening Sunni Muslim dominance in the region by constructing numerous madrasas (Islamic schools of law) in their major cities. (source Wikipedia)
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Finish: Antiqued/Coloured
- Weight: 1 troy oz
- Mintage: 5,000 each
- Diameter: 40mm
- Each comes with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Year of Issue: 2017
This stunning coin shows a coloured illustration of an Ayyubid soldier dressed for battle. He stands against an antique-finished, engraved background featuring an Ayyubid cavalry charge.
Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Country of Issue – Niue.
This high impact, colourful and partly-engraved coin come presented in a sleek and stylish themed rectangular coin case, with textured cover. A uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity sits inside each coin case.
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