MAIASP. 2023. No. 15
M.S. Gadjiev (
Numismatic finds from the medieval religious and ritual complex in Derbent
During rescue excavations in Derbent in
The early chronological group (12 items) consists of
Umayyad and Abbasid fulus of the 8th
century, including the mint of Bab al-abwab (Derbent) and the fulus of the type of the Arran
governor Hassan b. Kakhtaba (770—775). Most coins of this group
(10 items) were found in a small area (ca.
chronological group (36 items)
includes copper dirhams of Bab
al-abwab Sulamids mainly
of the mid-12th c. — late 12th c. (13 items), Akhar malik
Mahmud b. Pishkin (1211—1226) (7 items), Ildegizids during the reign
of Caliph al-Nasir (1180—1225) (8 coins), and Aq Sunqurids (1189—1207) (8 items), including a coin with the name of Ildegizid
atabek Kizil Arslan (1186—1191). Eighteen coins of this
group were also found in a small area (ca.
The whole archaeological assemblage, including coins, indicate that the religious object ceased its functioning in direct association with the invasion of the Mongols led by Jebe and Subutai, the subsequent invasion of Khwarazmshah Jalal ad-Din in the Caucasus, and the conquest of Derbent by Bukdai, a commander of Möngke Khan, in 1239.
Received October 9, 2022.
Accepted for publication January 15, 2023.
About the authors:
Gadjiev Murtazali Serazhutdinovich (
Zlobin Gennadiy Vyacheslavovich (Клишева, Россия). Independent Researcher