Shayk Uways, Jalayrid Sultan of Iraq and Azerbaijan AH 757-776/AD 1356-1374
BMC X, 593s; A 2297, Very Fine
Baghdad mint (8.52gm). Square-in-circle obverse, al-sultan al-a’zam Shaykh Uways bahadur khan, mint interlinear, date in margin; Reverse, Kalima within looped octofoil, the Rashidun around. Unlike his father Hasan Buzurg, Uways had no qualms about taking the title of sultan and placing his own name on the coins. As the Mongol Ilkhanate crumbled into minor kingdoms, Uways became intent on conquests in Persia. He took Tabriz in 1360, though Baghdad remained the Jalayrid capital.