INDIA, BENGAL SULTANATE, Saif al-Din Hamzah (1410-12) Silver tanka, B266. SCARCE + CHOICE!

World Coins - INDIA, BENGAL SULTANATE, Saif al-Din Hamzah (1410-12) Silver tanka, B266. SCARCE + CHOICE!
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Obverse Legend: al-mu'ayyad bi-ta'yid al-rahman saif al-dunya wa'l din abu'l mujahid hamzah shah ibn a'zamshah al-sultan
Reverse Legend: nasir al-islam wa'l muslimin yamin amir al-mu'minin, within ruled circle, marginal legend with AH date?
Date c. AH 813-15 (= 1410-12)
Weight 10.45 gm.
Diameter 25 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference GG B266, Raj 245
Comments Hamzah Shah ruled for a brief period, and, as a consequence, his coins are scarce to rare. In all probability, he was a puppet king, with real power resting in the hands of Raja Ganesh. No specimen of this coin type has ever had a legible marginal legend; it is attributed to Mu'azzamabad on the basis of its style. The type is scarce, and the severe chop marks are quite common.
Price SKU: MH03.06
US$ 75.00
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