Akce - Sahib Giray Crimean Khanate
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1 Akce = 1/5 Beshlik (0.2)|
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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