Author Topic: Timurid: Shah Rukh, Tanka w unidentified counterstamp, Sultaniya mint, AH841  (Read 1611 times)

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Mass=4.7 g

The solder mark suggests that this piece was worn as an amulet.

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Re: Unidentified Islamic Silver with Counterstamp
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 12:01:13 PM »
Dear Overlord,
I think that this "cold case"  :) is a timurid silver tanka of Shah Rukh which has been mounted on a collar.
The 1st picture needs to be rotated 90 to to left, and we can see the loop of "kh" of Rukh with the "H" of Shah inside (3 o'clock after rotation) and may be (not certain !) the date at 9 o'clock : 84x.
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Re: Unidentified Islamic Silver with Counterstamp
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 05:13:25 PM »
Amazing attribution, Saro! I would never have got this one without your help.
The mint, I think, is Sultaniya (Soltaniyeh) (compare with the example here). Now for the countermark...

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Re: Unidentified Islamic Silver with Counterstamp
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 05:55:20 PM »
Very nice sketch indeed ! and congratulations to have find the last digit of the date and mintname.
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@countermark: I think it is this one. Adl...

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I had to walk through 60 pages of my old posts to find this one. The search feature wouldn't show it.
I had a vague memory of having a coin of Shah Rukh, but wasn't sure.

PS: Amazingly, now the Search feature shows the thread. :-P

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That's just old age, Overlord :) Don't worry. It'll get worse. :D

Peter
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That's just old age, Overlord :) Don't worry. It'll get worse. :D

Peter
Thanks. When I see Overlord, I'll warn him!