INDIA, BENGAL SULTANATE, Ala' al-Din Husain (1493-1519) Silver tanka, Arsah, AH 912, B705. RRR and CHOICE!

World Coins - INDIA, BENGAL SULTANATE, Ala' al-Din Husain (1493-1519) Silver tanka, Arsah, AH 912, B705. RRR and CHOICE!
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Obverse Legend: ala' al-dunya wa'l din abu'l muzaffar husain shah al-sultan khallada allah mulkahu wa sultanahu
Reverse Legend: Shahada, with mint Arsah and AH date 912
Date AH 912 (= 1506-07)
Weight 10.67 gm.
Diameter 26 mm.
Die axis 1 o'clock
Reference GG B705, Raj ---
Comments
The type was not reported in Rajgor and Goron & Goenka classify it as RRR: "Extremely Rare. Almost never available; may only occur in a museum collection or be unique." A rare opportunity to acquire one of the rarest coins in the series.
 
The date on the coin is mildly problematic in that the middle digit is not a normal "1" as it has an extra stroke to the left at the top. It could conceivably be a retrograde 2, although it seems unlikely because there is a correctly formed 2 following it. Goron & Goenka report only one date for this type, "possibly 912."
 
Slightly flawed flan; otherwise, a CHOICE example.
Price SKU: mh25.77
US$ 895.00
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