INDIA, KASHMIR SULTANS, Fath Shah (1487-1517, in 3 reigns) Silver sasnu, K57A. VERY RARE and CHOICE!

World Coins - INDIA, KASHMIR SULTANS, Fath Shah (1487-1517, in 3 reigns) Silver sasnu, K57A. VERY RARE and CHOICE!
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Obverse Legend: shah fath al-sultan al-a'zam
Reverse Within central ornamental diamond: zarb Kashmir , frozen date 842 spelled out in margins
Date c. AH 910-23 (= 1505-17 CE), probably issued during the Shah's second or third reigns
Weight 6.13 gm.
Dimensions 16 x 16 mm.
Die axis n.a.
Reference Rajgor --- (not listed), Goron-Goenka K57A
Comments
The Kashmir Sultanate was not formed by conquest. Rather, it had been ruled for centuries by a Hindu dynasty until Shah Mirza, a Muslim from Swat and Chief Minister of the raja, married the raja's widow upon his death and assumed the throne in AH 747 (1346 CE). The Sultanate persisted until Kashmir was finally annexed by Akbar in AH 995 (1587 CE). The coinage of the Kashmir Sultanate is unique in that it has its own weight standard ... the sasnu of approximately 6.2 gm. All the coins are scarce to rare.
 
This coin differs from the usual coins of Fath Shah in placing his name at the top and writing it as shah fath, with the letter he of shah actually placed after fath. Rajgor did not know of this type and Goron & Goenka classify it as RR: "Very Rare. Seldom available; collectors may have to wait years to locate one." This is a CHOICE specimen of a VERY RARE coin! It is better than the plate coin illustrated in Goron & Goenka.
Preis SKU: 678.56
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