Karrani-Dynasty

Karrani Dynasty

15 Sep 2020  Tue

The Karrani Dynasty was founded by Taj Khan Karrani in the year 1564 CE, he was a Pashtun from the Karlani tribe, hailing from Bangash district.

Taj Khan Karrani started as a former employee in Sher Shah Suri Empire. He captured south-eastern Bihar and West Bengal, in the year 1562 CE and ruled it till 1654 CE. Taj Khan was followed by Sulaiman Khan Karrani, who shifted the seat of government from Gaur to Tandah (also in Malda) in 1565.

This silver rupee was issued by Daud Shah Karrani of Karrani Dynasty. He was the youngest son of Sulaiman Khan Karrani. He sat on the throne of Bengal Sultanate in the year 1572 CE and ruled it till 1576 CE. After sitting on the throne of Bengal Sultanate Daud Shah Karrani issued silver coins in the denomination of Rupee and Half Rupee. All these coins were struck at Patna, Satgaon, and Tanda mint.

This silver rupee was issued by him from the mint Patna during the Hijri Year 981. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of Daud Shah Kararani. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with the kalmia.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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