INDIA, DELHI SULTANS: Sher Shah Suri rupee. G&G D781. Important date.

World Coins - INDIA, DELHI SULTANS: Sher Shah Suri rupee. G&G D781. Important date.
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Delhi Sultanate
Sher Shah Suri (1486-1545)
AR rupee (27 mm, 11.35 g)

Date: AH 952 (1545)
Mint: Gwalior

Ref: Goron & Goenka, The Coins of the Indian Sultanates, D781

Sher Shah Suri was the Afghan adventurer who succeeded in toppling the nascent Mughal empire and forcing Humayun to flee into exile. He was a brilliant administrator and his reforms in his brief 5-year reign laid the basis of Akbar the Great's achievements that followed.

It was Sher Shah who introduced the rupee to replace the earlier tanka, bringing in a denomination that is still in use across South Asia. In fact, if Sher Shah had not been accidentally killed in a gunpowder explosion during a siege in May 1545, the great Mughals may never have come back to power at all.

This specimen was minted in the last year of Sher Shah's reign - AH 952 - an important date for collectors of medieval Indian coins.

Nicely struck on a full flan, with a clear date.
Prix SKU: SN-015
US$ 125.00
  • € 103.66
  • £ 89.99
  • AUD 160.91
  • CHF 113.64
  • CAD 152.26

Cotation au: 05/08/21

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