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Offline escapist

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Please help me attribute the coin - Shaybanid? Timurid?
« on: September 03, 2016, 10:59:46 PM »
I would appreciate if someone helps with attributing this coin. Unfortunately my reading skills are very poor and I am not sure where to look for the ruler's name and mint.

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Re: Please help me attribute the coin - Shaybanid? Timurid?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 01:11:22 AM »
My reading skills are not great either, but I read the date and mint (in the eight pointed cartouche in the top image) as 945 and Balkh, which would make it a coin of the Shaybanid Abu'l-Ghazi `Ubayd Allah, as supreme ruler, 940-946AH.

Unfortunately I can't find one of this date and mint on Zeno that matches yours to confirm this.

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Re: Please help me attribute the coin - Shaybanid? Timurid?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 12:09:54 PM »
It's well a Shaybanid tanka, the ruler's name and date are in the central cartouche (from bottom): "Iskandar Bahadur Khan 985"
The mint is in margin, at 9 o'clock : "Bukhara",  I think.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2016, 02:06:19 PM by saro »
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Re: Please help me attribute the coin - Shaybanid? Timurid?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 04:12:07 PM »
Thanks a lot for the reading and attribution.

I believe now I can see 'Khan' at the top of the cartouche. The date is less obvious for me - '8' is written strangely.

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Re: Please help me attribute the coin - Shaybanid? Timurid?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 05:06:15 PM »
The date is less obvious for me - '8' is written strangely.
I find it normal...may be is it because it looks welded with the "Kh" of "Khan"?
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