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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!