Seljuks of Rum. Sulayman II (592-600 AH/ 1196-1204 AD). AE fals (30 mm). Obverse: Horseman right. Reverse: Arabic inscription. Album 1205.2. This coin: Purchased at Baltimore Whitman Expo, November 2021 from Tamco Numismatics. The Seljuks of Rum were originally a branch of the larger Seljuk Empire, a Turkish state which controlled a large area in Persia and Central Asia. After the Battle of Manzikert in 1071, the Seljuks acquired much territory in central Anatolia from the Byzantines (Eastern Romans, known in Turkish as Rum). The newly acquired territory quickly broke away, however, and remained independent of the main Seljuk state. The early Seljuk rulers of Rum were heavily involved in the Crusades. The issuer of this coin, Sulayman II, came to power in 1196 AD by overthrowing his brother Kaykhusraw I. The main event of his reign was a war with Georgia. Queen Tamar of Georgia sent a massive army under her husband, David Soslan, who made a bold attack on Sulayman's camp. There were heavy casualties on both sides, but Sulayman was wounded and his army forced to retreat. Sulayman died in 1204 and was succeeded by his son Kilij Arslan III, but his unpopularity allowed Kaykhusraw to made a comeback and overthrow his nephew. In 1243 the Seljuks of Rum were forced to become vassals to the Ilkhans (Mongols in Persia) and by 1308 the state broke up into many smaller Anatolian Beyliks (Turkish principalities), including the Ottomans, who went on to some success. The Seljuks of Rum are familiar to numismatists for two major pictorial types, silver dirhams depicting a lion-and-sun motif and bronze fals depicting a horseman. Several different rulers issued the horseman bronzes: the coins of Sulayman II are usually struck on rather large flans, including this specimen. It is a bit nicer-looking in hand than I was able to capture in the photo (the surfaces are quite dark, making photography harder), but hopefully you can still appreciate the design. Please post whatever related coins you have.