Author Topic: Delhi Sultanate: Mohd Adil Shah Suri, Copper Paisa (4), AH 961, 962, 963, 964  (Read 143 times)

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Offline mitresh

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Delhi Sultanate, Mohd Adil Shah Suri, 1554-55 AD, Copper Paisa (4), AH 961, 962, 963 & 964, approx 20g each

The Suri's were the last Afghan rulers of Delhi before the throne passed first to their general, Hemu, and thereafter to the Mughals under Akbar who ascended the throne in AH 963.

Adil Shah Suri was still active in the eastern part of India with his base at Chunar even though Akbar had captured Delhi & Punjab in 963 AH following the victory over Hemu (Adil Shah's general) in the Second Battle of Panipat. However, Jalal Shah, the Bengal Sultan felt threatened by Adil's presensce near his territory and set out for a battle. In the battle fought near Mungyr (Bihar), Adil was defeated and killed bringing an end to his reign in 964 AH.

These Suri coins are enigmatic dated in the AH years just prior to and after Akbar began his rule.
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There is a weird connection between Hemu and Harold Godwinson, going beyond the initial H in their name. Both were killed by a chance arrow in their eye, both were abandoned by their army when they died and in both cases, the outcome of the battle changed the history of the country profoundly, bringing a new dynasty to power and introducing a new culture.

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There is a weird connection between Hemu and Harold Godwinson, going beyond the initial H in their name. Both were killed by a chance arrow in their eye, both were abandoned by their army when they died and in both cases, the outcome of the battle changed the history of the country profoundly, bringing a new dynasty to power and introducing a new culture.
Unlike Harold, Hemu, who although seriously injured, had his head cut off...
During the battle, Hemu had been wounded by the arrow; captured and led to the mughal camp, he has been beheaded by Bairam Khan ( Akbar, 13 years old at this time, had refused to execute a dying man).
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