Author Topic: AR Sansu struck during the reign of Haidar Dughlat, Kashmir AH953 i.n.o Humayun  (Read 1592 times)

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I was sold this as a Tanki of Humayun. Since I do not have any reference on Humayun, I have not been able to verify the denomination. However, I did come across a square coin of Humayun called the Sasnu. Is it this denomination? Please help with the attribution.
Amit
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Re: Humayun?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 04:44:52 PM »
The coin is struck during the reign of Haidar Dughlat who ruled in Kashmir from AH953-957 (AD1546-1550) but did not issue coins in his own name. For most of the time he struck coins in the name of the Mughal emperor Humayun. The silver Sasnu is of good style and bear a clear, actual date in the margin.
Obv.: al-Sultan al-Azam Muhammad Humayun Ghazi
Rev.: zarb Kashmir; date (953) in margin.
Ref.: Goron/Goenka K104

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Re: Humayun?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009, 05:57:38 AM »
Oesho,

Thank you for the information. Would this be a coin of the Kashmir Sultanate - struck during the reign of Haidar Dughlat (AH953-957 / AD1546-1550) in the name of Mughal Emperor Humayun or would this be an Imperial Mughal issue?

Amit
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Would this be a coin of the Kashmir Sultanate - struck during the reign of Haidar Dughlat (AH953-957 / AD1546-1550) in the name of Mughal Emperor Humayun or would this be an Imperial Mughal issue?
Sultanate of Kahsmir. It's a coin of Haidar Dughlat who expresses the overlordship of the Mughal emperor Humayun.

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Oesho,

Thank you for the confirmation.
Amit

PS: Message edited.
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Another WOW! Amit. 
G/G rate this coin a "S" for Scarce. But considereing the quality of the coin and the presence of date, I think you have a rather choice wonderful coin. 
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Richie,
Thanks for the encouragement. I was indeed lucky as I remember that I did not pay too much for the coin.
Amit
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