Author Topic: giray khans, Aqche of Mengli Giray I, AH884, Kirk Yar mint  (Read 228 times)

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Offline maudry

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Year is AH88x.
Is it possible to read the mint of this coin?
I believe to have the rest correct.
Size: 16-18mm
Weight: 0.63gr
« Last Edit: May 24, 2020, 11:17:13 PM by maudry »

Offline Manzikert

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Re: giray khans, Aqche of Mengli Giray I
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 10:40:21 PM »
Looking at his coins on Zeno the dates seem to read antclockwise, so your piece is probably dated [8]88. The commonest mint by far seems to be 'Qirq-Yer', which I had never heard of before. The only piece dated 888 doesn't seem to match a lot with your piece https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=247930 but the circular legend round tamgha seems to only be from that mint.

Alan

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Re: giray khans, Aqche of Mengli Giray I
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 11:00:30 PM »
Dear maudry & Alan, the date is at 3 O'clock on second photo " 884 ۸۸۴ ".
First photo reads: منگلی گیری بن حاج گیری خان , Mengli Girey bin Haji Girey Khan.
Second photo has Giray tamgha in the center, the mint " Zarb Qirq (Kirk) Yer ضرب قرق يار " and date around (884 AH = 1479 AD).
The mint place "Qirq Yer" means "Place of forty" or "Forty Castles" is a fortress. Another reason was called "Qirq Yer" because the khans Mengli Giray or Tokhtamysh, the founders of the city, brought with them forty Karaite families, and in their honor called it the "Place of Forty".

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« Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 05:23:39 PM by aws22 »
Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

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Re: giray khans, Aqche of Mengli Giray I
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 11:16:45 PM »
Thanks a lot to both of you.