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Rupee of Sher Shah Suri (AD 1486-1545), Gwalior Mint, 951 AH
« on: November 06, 2008, 05:36:03 PM »
I bought this on a whim (which is, generally, never a good idea), so I'm keeping my fingers crossed as I post it here  :-\

Info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sher_Shah_Suri

Obverse

Kalima-e-tayyabah (lā ilāha illā-llāh muhammadan rasūlu-llāh), enclosed in a square
The margins should have the names of the four successors: Abu Bakr below, Umar at the left, Uthman above, Ali at the right.





Reverse

Inside square (top): es-sultan Sher Shah khallad Allah mulkahu (the Sultan Sher Shah, may Allah perpetuate his kingdom)
Inside square (bottom):

Devanagari legend "Sri Sersahi" (often very faulty, as on my coin)

The margins should have
farid ed-dunya wa as-din abu al-muzaffar zarb Gwalior (Unique one of the world and of the faith, father of the vioctorious, minting of Gwalior.)

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Re: Sher Shah Suri?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 08:24:31 PM »
WoW Overlord.  What a wonderful coin! 
I looked in Goron and Goenka, "The coins of the Indian Sultanates" and found one that looked somewhat like yours:  D770, a Rupee minted in Agrah and dated AH 948 to AH 950.  Certainly, the reverse is the Shahada with four Caliphs.  The obverse?  Sher Shah in Nagari?  I love the mint mark that runs off "khallada" (I hope I am correct about this word).  
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Re: Sher Shah Suri?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 02:25:44 PM »
Dear Richie, also have a look at D781, mint: Gwalior which has a similar mintmark.
I presume it's Gwalior mint. See also: http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=40228
The above coin is dated AH 951.
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Re: Sher Shah Suri?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 05:09:47 PM »
Yes, thank you Oesho. D781 was a rupee minted in "Gwaliar" with recorded dates of AH 949 to 952. 

The following is an example of a smilar mint mark, as Oesho pointed out, used by the Sindhias of Gwalior. This one is WL 07 (Wiggins and Lingen) and Km 61, of AH1222 minted during the reign of Daulat Rao in Gwalior Fort.
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Re: Sher Shah Suri?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 05:23:02 PM »
Thanks a ton, Richie & Oesho. I'll replace these images with better ones tomorrow (and take a shot at the inscriptions, using the books I have.)

PS: Yes, I'm relieved neither of you used that dreaded term "common fake"  ;D

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Re: Rupee of Sher Shah Suri (AD 1486-1545), Gwalior Mint, 951 AH
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 06:06:18 AM »
Replaced the images and added whatever I could find on the inscription. Sher Shah was the one who introduced the "Rupiyah" (Rupee).
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Re: Rupee of Sher Shah Suri (AD 1486-1545), Gwalior Mint, 951 AH
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 06:27:31 AM »
Nice work Overlord!   8)
What a handsome coin with an incredible history.  Sher Shah was one of the Great Ones, wasn't he?
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Re: Rupee of Sher Shah Suri (AD 1486-1545), Gwalior Mint, 951 AH
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2016, 11:15:58 AM »
I have come across several coins of Sher Shah Suri from Gwalior Mint, but hardly any shows the mint name in full.

Today, got this coin in hand, which shows the mint name in full. Although the condition of the coin is not very good, but it is a wonderful coin. :) :) :) :)

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Re: Rupee of Sher Shah Suri (AD 1486-1545), Gwalior Mint, 951 AH
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2016, 11:49:47 AM »
Indeed an extraordinary coin showing the full mint, which hardly ever happen. Could you provide a close-up of the date? At first glans it doesn't look like 951, but I can be mistaken.

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Re: Rupee of Sher Shah Suri (AD 1486-1545), Gwalior Mint, 951 AH
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2016, 12:12:14 PM »
Dear Oesho,

Just took the image of the date with the Digital Microscope.

It looks like AH 952.

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Re: Rupee of Sher Shah Suri (AD 1486-1545), Gwalior Mint, 951 AH
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2016, 01:30:33 PM »
Yes, it must be AH 952.