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Offline shiblius

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Suri Sultans of Delhi: Sher Shah AR Rupee Shergarh
« on: November 05, 2019, 02:32:25 PM »
Suri Sultans of Delhi, Sher Shah, AR Rupee, 949 AH, Shergarh, 11.28g, 28.5mm, GG-D802

Obverse:
(Top margin) Farid al-Dunya (Right margin) wa al-Deen Abu al-Muzaffar (center square) Sher Shah Sultan Khallada Allah Mulkuhu. (Bottom Margin) Zarb Shergarh Sanat 948 AH. The left margin has Shri Sher Shah” in Nagari. The mint name translates to the "Lion's Lair".
Reverse:
Shahadah in the central square surrounded by the names and titles of the Rashidun: the first four rightly guided Caliphs of Islam.

These highly ornate issues of Shergarh are attributed to the garrison of Rohtas in Jehlum. The earliest date of issue for this series is 948 AH which aligns with the year in which the construction of the fort is reported to have begun. As compared to other issues of Sher Shah, the title of the third Caliph Usman is inscribed as  “Dhu’l Noor-ayn: (possessor of) Two Lights”.  This is different from the title (laqab) of Usman on other Suri issues, on which the name of the third Caliph is inscribed as Usman (ibn) al-Affan. The title “Dhu’l Noor-ayn” alludes to the marriage of Caliph Usman to two of the Prophet’s eldest daughters.

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Re: Suri Sultans of Delhi: Sher Shah AR Rupee Shergarh
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 12:38:40 PM »
Beautiful specimen ! Although the calligraphy is clearly Persian style the coin still celebrates a Northern Indian character.

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Re: Suri Sultans of Delhi: Sher Shah AR Rupee Shergarh
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 10:14:01 PM »
Thanks, @THCoins.