Genghis Khan established the Mongol Empire in 1206. It rapidly expanded during the following decades, continuously invading new territories.
By the end of the 13th century, the vast Empire covered a large part of Eurasia, stretching from the Korean peninsula to Central Europe. These coins reflect the great diversity of peoples living under Mongolian rule and their different cultures.
Image: Dirham of Abaqa (1265–82)
Gallery 7 | Admission Free
With Lyce Jankowski, Sackler Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Thursday 25 February, 12‒1pm, Lecture Theatre
Genghis Khan established the Mongol Empire in 1206. By the 13th century the vast Empire stretched from the Korean Peninsula to Central Europe. This talk examines the coinage that reflects the diversity of the peoples living under Mongolian rule.
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