Item #3469, Persian GOLD coin, Karim Khan Zand (AH 1166-1193), ¼ Mohur, Kashan mint (AH 1192/1778AD) KM #525 (type C). Great Value!!

Ancient Coins -    Item #3469, Persian GOLD coin, Karim Khan Zand (AH 1166-1193), ¼ Mohur, Kashan mint (AH 1192/1778AD) KM #525 (type C). Great Value!!
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Karim Khan Zand

Reign

AD 1753-1779

Denomination

AV 1/4 Mohur

Date Struck

AH 1192 (AD1778)

Mint

Kashan

Reverse

The mint inside cartouche with ruler's evocation "ya Karim" on the top center, and the date at the bottom center.

Obverse

The legend reads in Farsi: Shod Afta�b-O-Ma�h, zar-O-sim dar Jahan/az sekkee-ye Emam be-haqq Sahib-oz-Zamman.. Meaning �the Sun & the Moon became gold and silver in the world/ from the rightful Imam (the 12th Shi�a leader) the owner of the time".

Weight

2.67 gr.

Diameter

22 mm.

Reference

KM 525 (type C)

Grade

good VF

Comments

Karim Khan was an Iranian ruler who never called himself "Shah" or king. He reportedly said it was not a distinction for him to be a king ruling over poor people.

 

BRIEF HISTORY:

�Mohammad Karim Khan Zand (ca. 1705-1779) founded the rule of the Zand dynasty in� Persia today Iran) in 1750. Of humble tribal origin, Mohammad Karim Khan Zand became one of the generals of his predecessor, Afshar ruler Nader Shah. In the chaotic aftermath of Nader Shah`s assassination in 1747, Mohammad Karim Khan Zand became a major contender for power and gained control of central and southern parts of Persia (today Iran). By 1750 Mohammad Karim Khan Zand had defeated all his rivals and controlled all of Persia (today Iran) except Khorasan, in the northeast, which was ruled by Shahrokh, the blind grandson of Nader Shah.

During Mohammad Karim Khan Zand`s rule, Persia (today Iran) recovered from the devastation of 40 years of war and enjoyed relative peace and prosperity. Mohammad Karim Khan Zand was a very sharp and wise person with nationalist ideas and an unusual and beloved ruler. He was not very much interested in the royal costumes and unnecessary court etiquette�s. It is said that Mohammad Karim Khan Zand ordered his subjects to be happy and his favorite activity was to sit out on his balcony at night and to watch and listen to his people below. He appointed Shiraz as his capital, constructing many beautiful monuments, many of which survive today, and as an active patron of the arts, he attracted many scholars and poets to his capital. Moreover, he reorganized the fiscal system of his kingdom, removing some of the heavy burdens of taxation. Mohammad Karim Khan Zand was admired and inspired by many of his subjects during his time and even to this day. He is remembered for his mild and beneficent rule, but also as a clever and ferocious soldier.

Mohammad Karim Khan Zand also opened Persia (today Iran) to foreign influence by allowing the English East India Company to establish a trading post in Bushire, the Persian Gulf port in 1763. In advancing his policy of developing trade, in 1775-76 he attacked and captured Basra, the Ottoman port at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, which had diverted much of the trade with India away from Persian ports. For more information on Zand dynasty, please see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zand_dynasty

Ancient Coins -    Item #3469, Persian GOLD coin, Karim Khan Zand (AH 1166-1193), ¼ Mohur, Kashan mint (AH 1192/1778AD) KM #525 (type C). Great Value!!
价格 品种: 3469
US$ 365.00
  • € 294.78
  • £ 256.39
  • AUD 468.47
  • CHF 353.03
  • CAD 460.04

利率: 04/19/18

发货从: Canada
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