This coin was struck in AH 589, 1193. It depicts three figures in mourning on the obverse. The reverse has a Kufic legend citing the Abbasid caliph al-Nasir; titles of Arslan and date in marginal legend. "The figures on the obverse may represent actual citizens in mourning for Saladin. Alternatively, they may be symbolic representations of astronomical/astrological entities which were said to have predicted the death of Saladin, and then mourned him – so exceptionally great was the tragedy of his passing that the stars and planets lamented (see Spengler & Sayles, Type 35 section for more details of this latter theory)." 12.63 grams 30 mm, 5 h. The theme of mourning or loss is a common theme throughout the coinage of the ancient world, quite often associated with a conquest or victory, with the personification of a conquered nation in mourning, as shown on this sestertius of Vespasian, the Judaea Capta sestertius. What other examples of mourning do you have? Please post if you wish. Thank you.