Silver Rupee Of Sikandar Shah Suri

18 Jul 2018  Wed

Sikandar Shah Suri was the 6th ruler of Sur Dynasty. He sat on the throne after overthrowing Ibrahim Shah Suri. The real name of Sikandar Shah Suri was Ahmad Khan Suri, and he took the name Sikandar Shah Suri after sitting on the throne.

Sikandar Shah Suri issued coins in silver, billon and copper. In silver, he issued denominations like Rupee and in billon, he issued the denomination like Tanka. In Copper, he issued the denomination like Paisa, one-eighth Paisa, and one-tenth Paisa. Coins issued by Sikandar Shah Suri are rare. Most of the copper coins issued by him are mintless.

This silver rupee was issued by Sikandar Shah Suri form the mint Lahore in the Hijri Year 962. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Sultan Sikandar Shah Ismail Sur’ and Date in a square, ‘Al Mutawakil Ala'llah Khallada Allah Mulkahu Zarb Lahore’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with the Shahada within the square with the name of the caliph in the margin.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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