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Offline Manzikert

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I was interested in Maythem's post of a 1128 H oblong 5 shahi from Tabriz, as I have two similar pieces but 1129 H.

Safavids, Shah Sultan Husayn I, 1129 AH, Oblong 5 Shahi, Tabriz Mint (1105-1135 AH/1694-1722 AD)
Weight 8.69 gm
Size [not recorded] (Oblong).
Farabaksh 128-7, KM A276.4

Safavids, Shah Sultan Husayn I, 1129 AH, Oblong 5 Shahi, Tabriz Mint (1105-1135 AH/1694-1722 AD)
Weight 8.63 gm
Size 28x21 mm (Oblong).
Farabaksh 128-7, KM A276.4

They are similar to Maythem's pieces, but have an extra border on both sides, the Caliphs round the obverse, and the shah's titles round the reverse.

I bought the first one many years ago, but was a little disappointed with the weakness on the mintname and date. When I saw the second example more recently I bought it to replace the first example, but when I received it I decided to keep both.

Alan

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Re: Safavids, Shah Sultan Husayn I, 1129 AH, Oblong 5 Shahi, Tabriz mint
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 10:35:13 PM »
Thank you Alan, your coins are fascinating with clear margin showing on the Shiite Kalima side, the names of the 12 Shiite Imams " علي حسن حسين علي محمد جعفر موسى علي محمد علي حسن محمد " ‘Ali Hasan Hussein ‘Ali Muhammad Jafar Musa ‘Ali Muhammad ‘Ali Hasan Muhammad”. On the Obverse side of your coins, margin reads " السلطان بن السلطان و الخاقان بن الخاقان خلد الله ملکه و سلطانه
, al-Sultan bin al-Sultan wa al-Khaqan bin al-Khaqan Khallad Allah Mulkahu wa sultanahu, meaning, "The Sultan, son of the Sultan, the Khaqan, son of the Khaqan, may Allah prolong his reign and dominion". The word " al-Khaqan الخاقان ", means " The great King".
My coin show a margin of beads on both sides instead of the inscriptions.

Maythem
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Re: Safavids, Shah Sultan Husayn I, 1129 AH, Oblong 5 Shahi, Tabriz mint
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 12:00:05 PM »
I can imagine you wanted both, since they show different parts of the die. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Not sure if that is a weak strike or wear in the centre. Imagine a weary traveller holding the coin in his hand, reciting the names of the caliphs or parts of the Qu'ran during his numbing voyage, rubbing his thumb on the centre.

Peter
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Re: Safavids, Shah Sultan Husayn I, 1129 AH, Oblong 5 Shahi, Tabriz mint
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 01:22:45 PM »
I'm pretty sure it is a weak strike, the flan looks a little thinner there.

Alan