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Offline jazz

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Sultans of Bengal - Daud Shah Kararani - Tanda mint - G&G B982
« on: February 12, 2017, 11:42:20 AM »
Sharing a Daud Shah Kararani tanka, Tanda mint, 11.29 gms, with knot pattern as the mint mark.

Vishal
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Offline S. M. Iftekhar Alam

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Re: Sultans of Bengal - Daud Shah Kararani - Tanda mint - G&G B982
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 01:35:43 AM »
It's a beautiful knot! I can see the date as 981.

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Re: Sultans of Bengal - Daud Shah Kararani - Tanda mint - G&G B982
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 05:17:57 AM »
I got the same coin....comments ?
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Re: Sultans of Bengal - Daud Shah Kararani - Tanda mint - G&G B982
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 12:49:52 PM »
Vishal's coin and yours are not the same. On vishal's the right margin of Obverse (right image) has the date, 981. On yours the right margin of obverse (left image) has a legend that remains unread till now. Yours is also from same mint, Tanda but this type is not dated (ND). Yours belongs to type B983 of GG.

~ Iftekhar

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Re: Sultans of Bengal - Daud Shah Kararani - Tanda mint - G&G B982
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 02:22:12 PM »
To add to Iftekhar ji's note, your coin is RR (double rare), while mine is S (scarce). So according to G&G, you have a rarer coin - congratulations on your acquisition!

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Re: Sultans of Bengal - Daud Shah Kararani - Tanda mint - G&G B982
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 09:11:10 AM »
Finally got the coin shipped out of Brazil.....fantastic piece of history.

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Re: Sultans of Bengal - Daud Shah Kararani - Tanda mint - G&G B982
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 09:15:54 AM »
Great ictures too.

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Re: Sultans of Bengal - Daud Shah Kararani - Tanda mint - G&G B982
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 04:23:02 PM »
Two beautiful coins. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 01:01:27 PM »
Bengal Sultan, Daud Shah Kararani (1572-76 AD), Silver Rupee, 11.37g, 30mm, Tanda Mint, G&G B983; Rajgor Type 598

Obv: Name and titles of Da’ud Shah Kararani in four lines within linear quadrate border Daud Shah Sulaiman/Shah Kararani/Khuldullah Mulkah/Wa Sultanah/in exergue, “śri daud shahi” in Devanagari, knot pattern at left

Margin-Top: Abul Muzaffar, Left: Zarb Tandah, Right: different legend in the right margin instead of the date

Rev: Kalima in three lines within linear quadrate border; names of four caliphs in margin.

The Kararanis were Afghans who became powerful under the Suris. After 971 AH, the brothers moved to Lakhnauti but only the younger brother Da'ud issued coins, After the death of his father and older brother he eventually became sultan in AH 980. He moved his capital to Tanda but after a major battle with the Mughal Emperor Akbar he was forced to submit, but died shortly afterwards from a 'virulent estilence'. All his coins are rare.