Author Topic: timurid tanka of Sultan Abu'l Qasim Babur overstamped by Sultan Abu Sai'd  (Read 181 times)

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Offline maudry

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This one may be even more difficult as counterstamp and original strike appear together.
Size: 21mm
Weight: 5.06gr
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Re: Another countermarked islamic coin where I need help
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 01:11:18 AM »
Isn't that a date like 868 or 861, on the first pic (11 o'clock?).
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Re: Another countermarked islamic coin where I need help
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 08:06:04 PM »
Hi Paul,
Yes it is 868. The second digit may confuse because there is a fraction of the legend of the original coin still visible.
I had just a second, closer look to the coin and I have the feeling that the stamped coin has been struck over another coin.
This is well visible on the first picture, not on the second though.

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Re: Another countermarked islamic coin where I need help
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 08:12:51 PM »
Timurid tanka
I think that this coin is a timurid tanka of Sultan Abu'l Qasim Babur (851-61 AH) overstamped (in 868 AH) by Sultan Abu Sai'd.
(and which seems to have been also overstruck on an unidentifiable first host coin...).
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Re: Another countermarked islamic coin where I need help
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 10:08:22 AM »
I join an overlay of the central pear shape cartouche which gives the ruler's name : " Babur" and parts of "Bahadur" / "Sultan Babur Bahadur"
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Re: Another countermarked islamic coin where I need help
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 09:35:15 AM »
Found on Zeno a coin with the same design (coin ref  40384) / "Sultan Babur Bahadur" / سلطان بابر بهادر     "
(with "Babur" written  "Babr" )
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Thank you  a lot!
Great job.