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, 0.43 grams. Qirq-Yar mint. Lebedev #-; Retowski -; cf.Zeno 242301. SKU T613-49208
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 Khanate in 1532-1550/1551. He was a son of Mengli I. In 1521 his brother, then Khan, 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 Khanate. In 1541 he again invaded Muscovy. He died in 1551.
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