Author Topic: Janid Khans, Nadr Muhammad Khan, AH1054, AR Tanka, Bukhara mint  (Read 254 times)

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Offline maudry

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Ruler should be Nadr Muhammad Khan, mint could be Bukhara and I don't believe the year is readable.
Size: 28mm
Weight: 4.24gr
« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 10:01:42 PM by maudry »

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Re: Janid Tanka
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 07:02:25 PM »
Looks similar, but not identical, to

https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=57729

Janid tenga of Nadir Khan, AH 1054-1057

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Re: Janid Tanka
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 09:42:40 PM »
Dear maudry, your coin:
Janid Khans, Nadr Muhammad Khan, 1054 AH, Silver Tanka, Bukhara mint KM 13.3 (AH1054–1057/1644–1647AD)
First photo, Obverse, field:
From bottom to top: ندر محمد بهادر خان ۱۰۵۴  , Nadr Muhammad Bahadur Khan, the date “ 1054 ۱۰۵۴ “ is above letter “ N ن “ of the word “ Khan خان “.
Margin: not visible.
Second photo, Reverse, field, Kalima in Cartouche: لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله   , La Ilah Illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah.
Margin: Not visible.

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« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 10:00:56 PM by aws22 »
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Re: Janid Khans, Nadr Muhammad Khan, AH1054, AR Tanka, Bukhara mint
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2020, 10:02:17 PM »
Thank you very much for this complete identification.

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Re: Janid Khans, Nadr Muhammad Khan, AH1054, AR Tanka, Bukhara mint
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 07:59:08 AM »
A strange coin in the sense that it looks like the die did not hit the edge anywhere on either side, which is highly unusual. The only scenario I can think of is a thick part on both sides of the flan, but even in this scenario, it is hard to explain why the die did not touch the edge.

Sometimes, it looks as if the visible text is surrounded by a rough hexagon on both sides. If so, perhaps the die was incomplete, with only the central part engraved. I wonder why that would be. Two possibilities: only the Kalima mattered and this was an amulet or an object to concentrate on at prayer time (but then, why add Nadir Muhammad Khan's name and the date?) OR this piece was made to check the die before the edge inscriptions were added (but why add the hexagons?)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.