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Medieval and cash coins => Islamic world => Topic started by: Overlord on May 19, 2012, 11:04:33 AM

Title: Timurid: Shah Rukh, Tanka w unidentified counterstamp, Sultaniya mint, AH841
Post by: Overlord on May 19, 2012, 11:04:33 AM
Mass=4.7 g

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

Obverse
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/UI1.jpg)

Reverse
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/UI2.jpg)
Title: Re: Unidentified Islamic Silver with Counterstamp
Post by: saro 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.
Title: Re: Unidentified Islamic Silver with Counterstamp
Post by: Overlord 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soltaniyeh)) (compare with the example here (http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=45407)). Now for the countermark...
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/UI1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Unidentified Islamic Silver with Counterstamp
Post by: saro 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.
Title: Re: Timurid: Shah Rukh, Tanka w unidentified counterstamp, Sultaniat mint, AH841
Post by: Overlord on September 29, 2012, 06:30:56 AM
@countermark: I think it is this (http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=43349) one. Adl...
Title: Re: Timurid: Shah Rukh, Tanka w unidentified counterstamp, Sultaniya mint, AH841
Post by: Overlord on June 18, 2017, 10:33:27 AM
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
Title: Re: Timurid: Shah Rukh, Tanka w unidentified counterstamp, Sultaniya mint, AH841
Post by: Figleaf on June 18, 2017, 11:22:11 AM
That's just old age, Overlord :) Don't worry. It'll get worse. :D

Peter
Title: Re: Timurid: Shah Rukh, Tanka w unidentified counterstamp, Sultaniya mint, AH841
Post by: Overlord on June 18, 2017, 12:05:22 PM
That's just old age, Overlord :) Don't worry. It'll get worse. :D

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