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Offline aws22

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Afsharids, Adil Shah or (Ali) Shah Afshar, 1160/1 AH, AR Abbasi, Shiraz mint (1160-1161 AH)(1747-1748 AD)
Weight 4.55 gm
Diameter 20 mm
Metal Silver
Obverse: گشت رایج بحکم لم یزلی / سکه سلطنت به نام علی, “Gasht raij be-hokm-e lam-yazli/ sekka-ye sultanat be-nam-e 'ali / zarb Shiraz”, meaning, by order of the Eternal One, coins of the sultanate in the name of 'Ali have become current, struck at Shiraz, date is not visible.
Reverse: Shiite formula (Kalima) "لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله علی ولی الله”, La illah l’Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, ‘Ali Wali Allah, meaning, “no God but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God, ‘Ali is the chosen one of God”.
This coin is similar to the one that I have posted on April 30, 2017   http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,38862.msg245622.html#msg245622. Adil Shah or also known as Ali Shah was the son of Nadir Shah's brother; after the sudden death of Nadir Shah, he claimed the throne in (AH 1160/1747 AD) but in a battle he lost to his brother Ibrahim a year later and eventually Ibrahim Shah was killed by Shahrukh in 1162 AH (November 1749).

Maythem
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Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

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This coin is history in your hand. As in India, succession along the Mongol system (father appoints his strongest son as successor) proved to be a recipe for succession wars, exhausting the country. By contrast, European succession (eldest son succeeds, fit or not) produces weak kings.

An excellent example of where the two systems meet is the English king Henry VI, descendent of John of Gaunt and Blanche of Lancaster, who was extremely weak. His right to rule was challenged by Richard of York, descendent of a younger brother and related to an older brother of John of Gaunt. The result was a civil war that thoroughly exhausted England and saw a third party (the Tudors) grab the throne from both Lancaster and York. Better a weak king than a contested king?

Peter
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Thank you Peter for your useful comments.

Maythem
Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".