Qara Iskandar, Qara Qoyunlu Bey in Azerbaijan AH 823-841/AD 1420-1438
A 2492 on 2470, Fine
No mint, man iltaja’a illa al-haqq naja, “he who takes refuge in the Truth (God) is saved”, in a plain rectangle countermarked on silver tanka (4.62gm) of the Shirvanshah Khalil Allah I (1518-1466). This countermark was applied to coins seized during Iskandar’s campaign against the Shivanshah in 833/ 1430. Shirvan was a mountain kingdom in what is today the Republic of Azerbaijan, west of the Caspian Sea.