MAIASP. 2020. No. 12

M.A. Denisov (Reutov, Russia), Yu.V. Zayonchkovskiy (Kharkiv, Ukraine)


DOI: 10.24411/2713-2021-2020-00026 

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Silver coins of Khan Beg Sufi (ruled in the Crimea in 822824 AH) are studied by the method of the analysis of dies for minting coins. Graphic reconstructions of imprints of 20 obverse dies and 49 reverse dies were made. They worked in 93 die pairs. Schemes of die conneсtions were drawn up, the dating of coins that do not bear the date indication was proposed. A review of the main scientific publications on the topic was prepared, the metrology of the emissions was analyzed, the average weight of the dangs (0.84 g) was determined — silver content of these coins was explored.

Aspеrs with the name Beg Sufi were minted by 13 die pairs; 7 obverse dies and 5 reverse dies were used in minting process. The average weight of aspеrs is 0.88 g. Copper anonymous Crimean puls, minted during the reign of Beg Sufi and dated 823 AH, were also analyzed.

Catalogue of silver coins with the name of Beg Sufi khan is published: photographic images and graphic reconstructions of die pairs with which dangs and aspers of Beg Sufi were struck are reproduced, reconstructions and translations of coin legends are proposed.

Key words: numismatics, Juchid, Golden Horde, dang, Crimea, Beg Sufi.

Received September 11, 2020

Accepted for publication September 25, 2020

About the authors:

Denisov Mikhail Alexandrovich (Reutov, Russia). Independent Researcher


Zayonchkovsky Yuriy Valentinovich (Kharkiv, Ukraine). Independent Researcher