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Medieval coins => Indian subcontinent: early Islamic Sultanates => Topic started by: Overlord on December 18, 2009, 07:51:16 AM

Title: Jaunpur Sultanate: Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah (AH 844–861;1440-1457 AD), Tanka
Post by: Overlord on December 18, 2009, 07:51:16 AM
Jaunpur Sultanate: Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah (AH 844–861;1440-1457 AD), Billon Tanka of 80 Ratti, AH845, NM, R2713, Goron J12

Info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaunpur_Sultanate

Mass=9.6 g

Obverse Mahmud Shah Bin Ibrahim Shah Sultani Khulidat Mamlakatahu (Mahmud Shah, Son of Sultan Ibrahim Shah, (may his) Kingdom be perpetuated)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/MAD1.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/IMG_7615.jpg)

Reverse Al-Khalifa Amir Al-Momenin Khulidat Khilafatahu (The Caliph, Commader of the Faithful, (may his) Caliphate be perpetuated)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/MAD2.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/IMG_7616.jpg)
Title: Re: Jaunpur Sultanate: Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah (AH 844–861;1440-1457 AD), Tanka
Post by: Medalstrike on December 18, 2009, 08:07:01 PM
Very nice Overlord,
today I also received a Tanka from Mahmud Shah, with date AH851.

Dietmar
Title: Re: Jaunpur Sultanate: Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah (AH 844–861;1440-1457 AD), Tanka
Post by: Rangnath on December 18, 2009, 11:38:43 PM
Both are lovely coins!  Thanks for posting them.
richie
Title: Re: Jaunpur Sultanate: Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah (AH 844–861;1440-1457 AD), Tanka
Post by: capnbirdseye on February 19, 2012, 06:50:53 PM
I've resurrected this old thread rather than starting a new one  ;D

I've been comparing my version of the coin against the two above, it looks like the obverse legend is in a different arrangement to mine, also there is no Mahmud above Ibrahim ? Is my coin perhaps wrongly attributed years ago & is a coin of Mahmuds father, Ibrahim Shah ?   


 the date on mine doesn't show up clearly on the photo but it looks very like 849 which wouldn't fit for Ibrahim

weight 9.43g
Title: Re: Jaunpur Sultanate: Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah (AH 844–861;1440-1457 AD), Tanka
Post by: Overlord on February 20, 2012, 05:55:16 AM
Yes, this is a 80-Rati Tanka of Shams Al-Din Ibrahim Shah, G&G J6.

The year isn't very clear but looks like (8)39 to me from the photo. But, with the coin in hand, you would be in a better position to tell that.
Title: Re: Jaunpur Sultanate: Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah (AH 844–861;1440-1457 AD), Tanka
Post by: capnbirdseye on February 20, 2012, 10:01:22 AM
Thanks overlord,
It probably is a three in the date now I look with the coin tilted towards the light,  then it would fit Ibrahim,   it's original ticket says  Mahmud Shah, no date, but on spotting your superb caligraphy drawing I started to clear away the virdigris to expose the date,