INDIA, KASHMIR SULTANS, Muhammad Yusuf Shah (1579-86) Silver sasnu, K135. SCARCE!

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Obverse Legend: nasir al-din muhammad yusuf badshah ghazi
Reverse Within central ornamental diamond: zarb Kashmir , and date 987, date also spelled out in margins
Date AH 987 (= 1579-80 CE)
Weight 6.18 gm.
Dimensions 16 x 16 mm.
Die axis n.a.
Reference Rajgor 2885, Goron-Goenka K135
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.
Price SKU: mh05.77
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