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 Posted 07/09/2018  12:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Message




This weighs 5.9 grams and has a diameter of about 28 millimeters.
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 Posted 09/02/2018  6:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These coins were finally identified for me by a numismatic friend who knows Arabic.

This one is Tanka of the Timurids and the obverse reads "Sultan Mahmud Khan -----Amir Timur Gurkani". The reverse has a mint he does not recognize.

Sultan Mahmud Khan was a puppet of Tamerlane and "ruled" from 1384 to 1402 in the western Chugatai Khanate (Transoxiana).

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 Posted 09/02/2018  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, a tanka of Timur (aka Tamerlane, 1370-1405), citing his nominal Chaghatayid overlord Mahmud Khan. Album 2386. Timur had no legal claim to the title "khan" so he placed puppet khans on the Mongol throne, taking for himself the subordinate title "gurkhan".

https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=46607




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 Posted 09/02/2018  7:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The mint name on your coin is Isfahan. At one point, Timur completely destroyed Isfahan, massacring perhaps 100,000 residents, mounding their decapitated heads into dozens of great gruesome pyramids as warning to other cities. Fun guy!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege...fahan_(1387)
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 Posted 09/03/2018  07:43 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice to see another Tamerlane coin.
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