Two Conflicting Descriptions
A 14th-Century Coin
Left: Center: “no god but God, Muhammd is the messenger of God”; Margins: Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthman, ‘Ali.
Right: Herat (modern Afghanistan) with Timur’s three-circle tamgha (seal) above; in the five circles: the Supreme Sultan, Mahmud Khan, the Mighty Amir, Timur Gurkan; Outer area: struck in (year) seven hundred (96 off flan).
A 15th-Century Description
This passage was written in Persian by Yazdi, describing Timur’s campaign against Delhi.
Source, pp. 276-7.
A 15th-Century Mausoleum
The tomb of Timur has been reconstructed over the centuries, but its remains can be seen today in Samarqand.