Coinage of Khudadad Khan

28 Nov 2018  Wed

Princely State of Kalat was existed in the central part of the province of Balochistan, Pakistan. The state was bounded by the Persia on its west, on the east by the Bolan Pass, the Marrii and Bugti hills, and on the south by Las Bela and Arabian Sea.

The Khanate of Kalat was founded by Mir Ahmad Khan Qambrani Baloch in 1666, and reached at its zenith during the period of Mir Naseer Khan Noori Ahmadzai. Ahmadzai Brahui ruled the state independently until 1839. Later, it became a self governing state in a subsidiary alliance with British India. The state acceded to Pakistan on 27th March 1948. It remained a Princely State of Pakistan until 1955, when it was incorporated into the country.

Khudadad Khan ruled the state from 1856 to 1893 AD. During the reign he issued copper Falus from Kalat mint in round or irregular or rough cut octagonal shape. The obverse of the coin is engraved with king’s name, while the reverse of coin depicts Persian legend ‘Kalat Falus’. Coins represents symbols such as flower and scimitar.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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