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Offline maudry

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Timurid, Timur w/Mahmud Chagatai - 2 dirhems AH793
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:42:10 PM »
Samarqand mint?
 
Size: 16mm
Weight: 1.09gr

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Re: Timurid, Timur w/Mahmud Chagatai - 2 dirhems AH793
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 04:51:12 AM »
Dear maudry, your coin details:
Obvers  reads:
\ سلطان \ محمود  خان يرلغي \ امير تيمور \ كوركان اكمنو
Sultan / Mhmud Khan Yarlighi / Amir Timur / Gurkan uge manu /,
Meaning, Sultan / Mahmud Khan by the order of / Amir Timur / Gurkan my word / (Gurkan is the Persian form of the Mongolian word kurugan, which means "son-in-law").
Reverse:
Central kufic legend:
  لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله la ilah illa Allah, | Muhammad rasulu- | allah
         (There is no deity except God, | Muhammad is the messenger of | God )
Marginal Naskh legend, counterclockwise from top:
Zarb Samarqand " ٧٩٣  ضرب سمرقند ", (Struck at Samarqand 793).

Maythem
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Re: Timurid, Timur w/Mahmud Chagatai - 2 dirhems AH793
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 01:32:38 PM »
Disregard the hesitant, but visible effects of electrification and the Registon of Samarqand will not have looked much different when your coin circulated there. A vibrant market place with throngs moving in and out of the Madrasahs. Perhaps, at one time, a young man was clutching your coin while going through a jeweller's stock for a nicely worked piece to impress a young lady ... and her father :)

Peter
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Re: Timurid, Timur w/Mahmud Chagatai - 2 dirhems AH793
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 11:10:49 PM »
Thank you Maythem for another high quality id.

Thank you Peter for the historic photograph and your nice story.

Marc