Genghis Khan was the founder and first Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia.
After founding the Empire and being proclaimed Ghenghis Khan. He launched the Mongol invasions that conquered most of Eurasia, reaching as far west as Poland and the Levant in the Middle East.
Depicted here is gold Dinar issued under Genghis Khan, struck at Ghazna mint in 1221/2. The obverse of a coin depicts Kalima and the name of Abbasid caliph in four lines, floral ornament above and to left; Umayyad “Second Symbol” (al-Quran Sura 9:33) in outer margin. The reverse of a coin represents Name and titles of Genghis Khan in four lines, a floral ornament to left and right; mint formula and AH date in outer margin.
Genghis Khan died on August 18, 1227, during the fall of Yinchuan, which is the capital of Western Xia.
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