Re: Request for help in reading Uighur script on coin

From: Behnam (
Date: Wed Oct 25 2006 - 15:59:50 CST

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    On 25-Oct-06, at 2:26 PM, Raymond Mercier wrote:

    >>> The image on the right appears to be in the Phags-pa script.
    > The text on the right is just Arabic, in some variety of Kufic
    > script. See
    > the attached. It just means
    > There is no God but God, Praise to the Prophet of God.
    > I am surprised to see that on a coin of Mönge, but you never know with
    > Mongol materials.

    Their leaders adopted Islam shortly after invading Muslim
    territories. That doesn't speak for their people though, but it may
    explain the coin.


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