Sultan Ghiyas ud-din ("Sultan Ghiyas ud-din") / same in incuse. 13mm, 0.73 grams. Mintless type. cf. Sagdeyeva #560.
Ghiyas ud-din was the son of Shedibeq. Ghiyas briefly minted coins in Bulghar (Kazan) for two years. The decline of the Golden Horde is evident in the declining quality of their coins - all these late coins are EXTREMELY crude and quite rare. This piece is actually in excellent condition for this type!
The Golden Horde is an East Slavic designation for the Mongol khanate established in the western part of the Mongol Empire after the Mongol invasion of Rus' in the 1240s: present-day Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and the Caucasus. Also known as the Ulus of Jochi or the Kipchak Khanate (not to be confused with the earlier Kipchak khanate prior to its conquest by the Mongols). The territory of the Golden Horde at its peak included most of Eastern Europe from the Urals to the right banks of the Danube River, extending east deep into Siberia. On the south, the Golden Horde's lands bordered on the Black Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, and the territories of the Mongol dynasty known as the Ilkhanate.