Khanate of Kalat , Khudabad khan (1857 - 93AD) , Falus, Error date with triple struck on both side.

Started by sarwar khan, February 01, 2023, 08:28:17 AM

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According to Ta'rikh-i Yahyae al-muluk, at the end of the 16th century the Kalat region (former Turan ) was under the control of the Safavids, but at the beginning of the 17th century the Baluchi tribe of Lashari stood up against the Sistan Khan and the Kermanian Beglar-Begi, and took control of Turan and Makran, until the Kalat Khanate appeared.

The Khanate of Kalat was founded in 1666 by Mir Ahmad Khan. The Khanate reached at its peak during the period of Khan of Kalat Mir Naseer Khan Noori Ahmadzai Baloch, in 1758, who unified Kalat region under his flag. It had an area of 141,673 km with capital Kalat City.

The khanate of Kalat had originally been a feudatory of Kabul. Its rulers, the Wali, later became a trusted leader in the army of Ahmad Shah Durrani, who in 1761 invaded India and crushed both Mughal and Maratha forces at the battle of Panipat. The territories controlled by the state fluctuated over the centuries but eventually were established by treaties with the British Agent Robert Sandeman in the late 19th century. In 1839 Kalat was taken by the British, and the Wali, Mehrab Khan, was killed. The victors then installed his son, Nasir Khan, as ruler and in 1854 a formal treaty was executed. From that time Kalat came under British control, with the Government of India frequently acting as referees in disputes between the Wali and his chiefs. Parts of the state to the north and northeast were leased or ceded to form the province of British Baluchistan which later gained the status of a Chief Commissioners province. Languages spoken are Persian and Baluchi.

From 12 August 1947 to 27 March 1948, the region was de facto independent before acceding to Pakistan on 27 March 1948. The Baluchistan States Union was formed on 3 October 1952 with three neighbouring states. The Khanate of Kalat ceased to exist on 14 October 1955 when the province of West Pakistan was formed..

Details about the coin :-

Ruler -Mir Khudabad khan Ahmedzai (1st regin 1857- 1863AD / 2nd regin 1864- 1893AD)

Mint - probably Kalat
Obv - Zarb mahmud khan
Rev - Falus kalat
INO Mahmud shah durrani with error date 10784
Denomination - Falus or paisa.
Condition - Very fine

Foot note :- Obv:- ***Triple struck zarb and triple struck *** date
Rev: Multiple strikes with cocktail of all letters.

Muhammad sarwar khan
Jabalpur (M.P)

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That is a very difficult one due ti its triple strike. The overlay separates them out nicely. Please add cross references to Zeno and Numista to add further value to your post.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


I have always been fascinated by these coins (I've accumulated 11 of them over the years), partly because of the fact that some of them are struck on blanks cut out of rolled copper sheets. Several of mine are die duplicates of ones illustrated in Valentine, which suggests that there were not a lot of dies. The one below is a die duplicate of V. 9 for instance.

I don't have one with this very interesting garbled date though, most interesting.



Quote from: sarwar khan on February 01, 2023, 08:28:17 AMAccording to Ta'rikh-i Yahyae al-muluk, at the end of the 16th century the Kalat region (former Turan ) was under the control of the Safavids.
Interesting historical background.
Incidentally, I posted yesterday a text on the implication of Mir Muhabbat Khan, khan of Kalat in 1731-49, in the murder of Ashraf Shah the destroyer of the Safavid dynasty and assassin of its last Shah Husayn. : see here
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