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Offline saro

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Civic copper of Shamakhi / lion & sun
« on: May 27, 2019, 04:44:07 PM »
Small nice falus of Shamahki (Azerbaijan) with full mint name /  " ضرب شماخی "; date at bottom could be 1040 AH?
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Re: Civic copper of Shamakhi / lion & sun
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 04:55:59 PM »
Dear Saro, this coin must have been minted during Safavids, Safi I (AH 1038-1052/1629-1642 AD) rule. Was Shamakhi under Persian rule?

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Re: Civic copper of Shamakhi / lion & sun
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 06:10:56 PM »
this coin must have been minted during Safavids, Safi I (AH 1038-1052/1629-1642 AD) rule. Was Shamakhi under Persian rule?
It's a good question Maythem  ;)
Shamakhi was under safavid rule since Ismaïl Shah I  and became under Tahmasp Shah I, a persian province with a safavid governor at its head.
from 1034 to 1043 AH, the Governor of this Shirvan Province was  a safavid military commander named Qazak Khan Cherkes.
This coin could well have been struck at this time.
Later, between 1136 & 1155 AH, the city fell in russian hands after the Russia-Persia war;  Nadir Shah will  re-annexed it and  Shirvan became a semi-independant khanate.
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Re: Civic copper of Shamakhi / lion & sun
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 07:01:04 PM »
Thank you Saro

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Re: Civic copper of Shamakhi / lion & sun
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 12:12:11 PM »
from 1034 to 1043 AH, the Governor of this Shirvan Province was  a safavid military commander named Qazak Khan Cherkes.
Some more informations on Qazak khan from Wikipedia :
 "Qazaq Khan Cherkes was a Safavid military commander of Circassian origin, who also served as the governor (beglarbeg) of Shirvan (1624–1633) and Astarabad (1639–1640). A high-ranking member of the gholam military corps, he was furthermore appointed head of the Qaramanlu and Keneslu Qizilbash troops by then incumbent king Abbas I (r. 1588–1629) as part of the latters' policy to diminish the political influence of the Qizilbash. In 1632, during king Safi's (r. 1629–42) bloody purges, his relative, the prominent Circassian courtier Yusuf Agha was murdered, while Qazaq Khan Cherkes was deposed and imprisoned in 1633. He nevertheless later returned on the political scene in the last years of Safi's reign, when he was given a new governorship in 1639. His son Najafqoli Khan Cherkes would hold several influential positions as well. "
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