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Offline sarwar khan

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Sultan :- Sher Shah Suri( 1538-1545 AD)
Denomination :-  Paisa,
Issue year :- AH 951
Obv: Sher Shah Sultan & zarb Sambhal
Rev: fi ahd amir al hami with AH 951
Rarity :- Scarce
Ref :- G&G D0865

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Re: Suri dynasty of Delhi Sher Shah ( 1538-1545 AD), Sambhal Mint,AH 951
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 07:21:46 AM »
Interesting coin. What is your argument to call it a paisa? Sher Shah is known to have issued the first rupees, but weren't they divided in dams and their fractions?

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Re: Suri dynasty of Delhi Sher Shah ( 1538-1545 AD), Sambhal Mint,AH 951
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 12:04:51 PM »
What is your argument to call it a paisa? Sher Shah is known to have issued the first rupees, but weren't they divided in dams and their fractions?

In his monetary reform, Sher Shah introduced the rupee which was divided in copper paisa; later, Akbar after having for a short time struck tankas of 1 misqal weight (persian std / 4,6g), adopted the Sher Shah's system in which the former paisa was now called "dam".(40 copper dams are worth 1 silver rupee).
And so, sarwar khan is well right  ;)...
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