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(p.), lit. “royal, kingly”. In numismatics, the name of a silver coinage denomination in Ṣafawid and post-Ṣafawid Persia until inflation gradually drove it out of circulation. The name originated in Persia after Tīmūr introduced his tangayi nuḳra in 792/1390 at 5.38 gr, half the weight of the Dihlī Sultanate tanga, 10.76 gr. Under S̲h̲āh Ruk̲h̲ the tanga-yi nuḳra’s weight was reduced to that of the mit̲h̲ḳāl , 4.72 gr, and received the popular name s̲h̲āhruk̲h̲ī . Between S̲h̲āh Ruk̲h̲’s death in 853/1449 and the accession of S̲h̲āh Ismāʿīl I Ṣafawī in 907/1501 the co…

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Darley-Doran, R.E., “S̲h̲āhī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6760>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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