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Muhammad Ghazi Shah of Kashmir Sultanate

14 Dec 2020  Mon

The Kashmir Sultanate was formed by king Shah Mir during the medieval period in India. Shah Mir was appointed as the minister in the court of the Hindu king in Kashmir. Later, after the death Hindu King, the minister Shah Mir married the widow of the Hindu King and sat on the throne of Kashmir Sultanate with the title Shams-ud-Din in the year 1339 CE.

Muhammad Ghazi Shah was a sultan of Kashmir Sultanate. He ruled Kashmir Sultanate for a very short period from 1555 CE till 1562 CE. As a result of his short reign, coins issued by him are very rare. Muhammad Ghazi Shah issued a coin in two metals silver. He issued most of the coins in the name of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Coins that were struck with his name Muhammad Ghazi were struck in the Hijri year 969 and 970.

This silver Sasnu that weighs around 6.20g was issued by Muhammad Ghazi Shah during his rule in Kashmir Sultanate. It was issued in the name of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Akbar. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Akbar. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with the mint name Kashmir.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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