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Scarcer type silver aqche of Sahib Giray (1532-1551), Qirq-Yar mint, Crimean Giray Khanate

Scarcer type silver aqche of Sahib Giray (1532-1551), Qirq-Yar mint, Crimean Giray Khanate

Giray tamgha in the center in a double-circle Zarb Qirq-Yar and date (not visible) / Arabic legend in two lines Sahib Giray bin Menghli Giray,, dividing line with a decorative knot in the middle. 12.5mm, 0.38 grams. Qirq-Yar mint. Lebedev #-; Retowski -; cf.Zeno 242301.

This type was struck around 940 AH. (Scarcer type, not listed in Retowski or Lebedev.

Sahib I Giray (1501-1551) was a khan of the Crimean Khanate in 1532-1550/1551. He was a son of Meñli I Giray. In 1521 his brother, then Khan of Crimea, Mehmed I Giray, took Kazan, and gave it to Sahib. Together their army defeated Vasili III of Russia near Moscow. In 1532 after the death of Saadet I Giray Sahib inherited the Crimean Khanate. In 1541 he again invaded Muscovy. He died in 1551.

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