BAHRI MAMLUK: Baybars II, 1309-1310, AV dinar (4.61g), al-Qahira, DM. EF

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BAHRI MAMLUK: Baybars II, 1309-1310, AV dinar (4.61g), al-Qahira, DM. EF
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BAHRI MAMLUK: Baybars II, 1309-1310, AV dinar (4.61g), al-Qahira, DM, A-V916, with his slightly longer titulature al-sultan al-malik al-muzaffar rukn al-dunya wa'l-din abu'l-fath baybars qasim amir al-mu'minin al-mansuri filling the obverse field; this piece and the following lot are the only known gold coins of Baybars II of the al-Qahira mint (a third example was later discovered, but of the Dimashq mint, which appeared in St. James Auction 39, Lot 1113), EF, RRRR, ex Gamal Amer Collection, ex Morton & Eden Auction, 23 April 2015, Lot 136. Baybars II was also entrusted with the prestigious, if potentially hazardous, position of the Sultan's official food-taster. His short reign was marked by economic and political unrest and, after riots on the streets of Cairo, Baybars II fled the city. Muhammad I returned to rule in his stead and Baybars himself was captured and executed, having ruled only ten months and twenty-four days. Muhammad I would reign for another 32 years.