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Medieval and cash coins => Indian subcontinent: early Islamic Sultanates => Topic started by: shiblius on October 13, 2019, 02:54:45 AM

Title: Suri Sultans of Delhi: Islam Shah AR Rupee Qila Raisen
Post by: shiblius on October 13, 2019, 02:54:45 AM
Suris Sultans of Delhi: Islam Shah, AR Rupee, 955 AH, Qila Raisen, 11.28g, 24.7-25.3mm, toned.
Reference: Goron Goenka-D966, possibly unlisted date (RRR)

Legend:
Obverse (center field): Islam Shah bin Sultan Sher Shah Khallad Allah Mulkahu (trans: Islam Shah son of Sultan Sher Shah, may his dominions perpetuate), followed by a sawastika mint mark.
In the margins: al-Sultan al-Adil Jalal al-Dunya wa al-Deen Abu al-Muzaffar (trans: The just Sultan, Glory of the world and the religion, father of the victorious)
Bottom Margin: 955 AH (1548 AH) with Sanah

Reverse: (center field): La Ilaha Illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah
Margins: Name of the first four Caliphs of Islam
Bottom Margin: Qila Raisen (off-flan)

Islam Shah: Rupee Of Qila Raisen ? ?????? ???? (https://dastanesikka.wordpress.com/2019/10/13/islam-shah-rupee-of-qila-raisen/)
Title: Re: Suri Sultans of Delhi: Islam Shah AR Rupee Qila Raisen
Post by: THCoins on October 13, 2019, 10:58:05 AM
I am definitely not a specialist on Suri coinage, but your specimen does raise soms questions. Comparing with the G&G and Zeno specimen, the calligraphy of your specimen seems a bit different, less refined. Especially on the obverse, like the last character of "Islam"and the first character of Khallad. Also i notice the arms of the swastika rotate in counterdirection to the known specimen. Off-course this is difficult to value with such rare specimen. But i would love to see further specimen come to the surface in support of this one.
But without any doubt, a very intrigueing find !
Title: Re: Suri Sultans of Delhi: Islam Shah AR Rupee Qila Raisen
Post by: shiblius on October 14, 2019, 04:33:40 PM
Those are all valid concerns @THCoins.
However, from what I have seen (4-5 other specimens other than zeno), there is considerable variation with some coins being very crude and others having really good calligraphy and design. Even the zeno specimen has the horizontal arm of the Sawastika ending in two downward facing endings. Will post more scans as I get them. As far as the "meem" (ending character of Islam) is considered this construction is seen quite often on Suri coins, compare with the 1477 (star of David) type common issues of Islam Shah (a simple google search should bring up a bunch of specimens).
Title: Re: Suri Sultans of Delhi: Islam Shah AR Rupee Qila Raisen
Post by: THCoins on October 14, 2019, 06:42:42 PM
Glad you already thoroughly researched this. That was my biggest concern; i had not seen enough specimen of these to address my doubts and form a solid opinion.
Title: Re: Suri Sultans of Delhi: Islam Shah AR Rupee Qila Raisen
Post by: shiblius on October 27, 2019, 06:01:24 PM
Another specimen of the same mint.
Suri Sultans of Delhi: Islam Shah, AR Rupee, Qila Raisen, 11.14g, 26-26.4 mm, GG-D966, RRR.
Remarks: Year is completely off-flan and mint is partly visible. Clockwise oriented Sawastika as the mint mark.
More specimens at: Islam Shah: Rupee Of Qila Raisen ? ?????? ???? (https://dastanesikka.wordpress.com/2019/10/13/islam-shah-rupee-of-qila-raisen/)