Item #35308 Muhammad Hassan Khan Qajar (AH 1163-1172) Silver Rupi, Isfahan (very rare) mint AH1171 Album 2827, The Head of Qajar Family.

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QAJAR 
Muhammad Hasan Khan 

Reign

AH 1163-1172 (AD 1750-1759)

Denomination

AR Rupi (10 Shahi)

Date Struck

AH 1171 (AD1758) Only one year reported.

Mint

Isfahan Very rare mint for this ruler A different die as #35309 اصفهان

Obverse

In Farsi The couplet reads: "be-zar sekkeh as meymant zad qaza/ be-nam-e Ali ebn-e Musa al-reza with mint and date.

Reverse

the Shiia legend.

Weight

11.32 gr.

Diameter

25 mm.

Reference

Album #2827 & KM #504

Grade

good Very Fine

Comments

Muhammad Hassan Khan Qajar was the head of Qajar family who was killed by Karim Khan Zand for being on the wrong side in a battle in the North of Iran. Karim Khan took his son, Muhammad under his protection and took him to Shiraz. Upon Karim''s death, Muhammad escaped Shiraz and went back to the North of Iran. We know him in history as Agha Muhammad Khan Qajar, the ruthless "king" who finally took father''s revenge and overthrew the Zand dynasty in the south of Iran by killing the last Zand Prince, Lotf-Ali Khan in Kerman�and became the first Shah of Qajar. Even though Muhammad Hassan Khan never became a king, he minted coins during his lifetime.

Mazandaran mint is the most common (still scarce), but his coins from Rasht, Isfahan, Tabriz , Kashan, Qumm and Qazvin are among rare to very rare for his coins. You can find some of these mints on my site now.

Price SKU: 35308
US$ 175.00
  • € 142.80
  • £ 126.18
  • AUD 218.51
  • CHF 167.90
  • CAD 217.71

Rates for: 01/19/18

Ships from: Canada