JANID Imam Quli Khan 1618-44 AD silver tanka

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JANID, Imam Quli Khan, 1618-44 AD, tanka, date missing, mint missing, Obverse: Kalima in octagon, Reverse: name in cartouche, silver, 28mm, 4.19g, A3015, 40% weak, F

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The Janids escaped from Astrakhan when the Russians took it. They took over the government of Bukhara when the Shaybanids lost their touch.

The term “Islamic coins” refers to coins made by Muslim governments from the time of the first caliphs to an end point in time that varies with the particular country being considered, but is generally some time from the 17th to 19th century. There is a geographic exclusion: India and points east are generally considered separately. The main reference used here is “Checklist of Islamic Coins,” by Stephen Album.