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Sikandar Shah Suri Silver rupee

22 Oct 2018  Mon

Sikandar Shah Suri was the 6th ruler of Sur Dynasty, Suri Dynasty was one of the most powerful dynasties during the medieval period in Indian; it was founded by Sher Shah Suri. The real name of Sikandar Shah Suri was Ahmad Khan Suri; he took the name Sikandar Shah after sitting on the throne; He sat on the throne after overthrowing Ibrahim Shah Suri.

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.

These Silver rupee issued by Sikandar Shah Suri from the mint Lahore was sold for INR 22,000 in an auction of Todywalla which was held in Ahmadabad on 21st August 2010. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king with the Hijri year 962 and the reverse of the coin is inscribed with the kalima.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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