Author Topic: Timurid Shah Rukh Tanka Astarabad  (Read 801 times)

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Timurid Shah Rukh Tanka Astarabad
« on: November 08, 2016, 12:50:25 PM »
22.5-23.3 mm
5.45 g
« Last Edit: November 10, 2016, 12:10:16 PM by Afrasi »

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Re: Unknown Silver Coin, Sefavids?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 04:52:17 PM »
This coin is not Safavid but more likely a timurid tanka ( Shah Rukh  ???);  the mint is Astarabad .
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Re: Unknown Silver Coin, Sefavids?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 05:46:26 PM »
Thank You! Perhaps I will look at Zeno tomorrow and if i fail to find a similar coin I will show this one there.

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Re: Unknown Timurid Silver Coin
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2016, 09:46:10 AM »
After a careful consideration of this coin, I can confirm that it's well a silver tanka of Shah Rukh .
In peripheric decorative areas, it is possible to read :
on right side  : " سلطان عظم " and on left :"....خ بها  ..." which are with no doubt parts of  : "al-Sultan al-'azam Shah Rukh Bahadur " السلطان ال عظم شاه رخ ", the title of this ruler.

A reference is still needed as I haven't found it elsewhere.
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Re: Unknown Timurid Silver Coin
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2016, 12:09:34 PM »
Thank You! Your statement is reference enough to me.  ;)