Dang: silver coin of Golden Horde (1311-1494)


Dang, 1384: Golden Horde (Tokhtamysh, Azak al-Makhrusa)

Dang, 1384: Golden Horde (Tokhtamysh, Azak al-Makhrusa)

Ruler: Tokhtamysh — khan of the Golden Horde.

Date on coin: AH 786 (AH: Latin "Anno Hegirae" — "the year of the Hijra"; Islamic calendar) = 1384 (Gregorian calendar).

Heart-like knot (endless knot) — symbol of the Golden Horde.

Mint: Azaq al-Mahrusa (nowadays: Azov — town in Russia, situated 16 kilometers from the Sea of Azov).

  • Silver: 16 mm - 1.31 g
  • Reference price: 3$

COIN DANG — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. GOLDEN HORDE (1311-1494): dang = 16 pul (more precisely — pūl)

The etymology of the name of the dang coin has Persian roots. In translation, the term means "part" (probably a gold dinar). In turn, the Russian word "money", according to one version, comes from the name of this coin (the history of Russia, in general, is very closely linked with the history of the Golden Horde).