Akce - Sahib Giray Crimean Khanate

Akce - Sahib Giray (Crimean Khanate) -  obverseAkce - Sahib Giray (Crimean Khanate) -  reverse

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Country Crimea
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1532-1551
Value 1 Akce = 1/5 Beshlik (0.2)
Currency Beshilik
Composition Billon
Weight 0.54 g
Diameter 12 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
References Retowski# 7
Genoese-Tatar coins
by Retowski O.F.
(St. Petersburg, 1906)


Giray tamgha in the center in a double-circle

Translation: Zarb Qirq-Yar


Arabic legends, star in circle in the middle.

Translation: Sahib Giray bin Menghli Giray




Additional reference: Zeno 91635

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
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