Monument to Amir Timur

This silver coin was minted in 1994 to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Timur (from the Perso-Arabic form تیمور Tīmūr, ultimately from Chagatai (Middle Turkic) Temür "iron"; 8 April 1336 – 18 February 1405), also known as Tamerlane (from Tīmūr-e Lang "Timur the Lame"), was a 14th-century conqueror of much of western and central Asia, and founder of the Timurid Empire and Timurid dynasty (1370–1405) in Central Asia, which survived until 1857 as the Mughal Empire of India.

Born into the Mongol Barlas tribe who ruled in Central Asia, Timur was in his lifetime a controversial figure, and remains so today. He sought to restore the Mongol Empire, yet his heaviest blow was against the Islamized Tatar Golden Horde. He was more at home in an urban environment than on the steppe. He styled himself a ghazi yet some Muslim states, e.g. the Ottoman Empire were impacted severely by his wars. A great patron of the arts, his campaigns also caused vast destruction. Timur told the qadis of Aleppo, during the sack of that newly-conquered city,"I am not a man of blood; and God is my witness that in all my wars I have never been the aggressor, and that my enemies have always been the authors of their own calamity."
Uzbekistan 1994 Monument to Amir Timur Silver
The obverse of the coin features the monument to Amir Temur sitting on a horse with the inscriptions "·TOŞKENT·" and "AMIR TEMUR HAYKALI" encircling the monument. There is the number "10" indicating the denomination of the coin below the figure and the currency name "SŌM" placed under the number. The designation of the metal and the hallmark of an alloy "Ag. 99.9" are shown on the lower right side of the figure.
The reverse of the coin bears the Symbol of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the text "O̅ZBEKISTON MUSTAQILLIGININ̅ 3 YILLIGI" around the Symbol. The year of issue "1994" is indicated under the Symbol. The reverse of the coin is encircled by an ornament.
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