Copper Coin of Qutb Shah of Golkonda

30 May 2018  Wed

Abd Allah Qutb Shah was the seventh ruler of Qutb Shahi Dynasty Golkonda, he ruled Golkonda from 1626 CE to 1672 CE.

Abd Allah Qutb Shah issued coins in two main types. The first type bears the legend ‘Abd Allah Sultan Bad Shah Ghazi’ on the obverse and the mint name is written in reverse. The second type issued by him has a sultan name having valedictory statement ‘Khutima Bil-Khair Wa’l Sa Ada’ meaning it has come to an end week and auspiciously’. These coins are either undated or bear hijri date 1068.

This 2/3 falus issued by him weighs around 6.8g was minted in Hyderabad. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Abul Muzaffar Muhammad Qutb Shah Sultan’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Zarb Dar Al-Sultana Shahr-i-Haidarabad’.

Image Courtesy: Oswal Antiques

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