Adil Shahi Sultans of Bijapur

12 Dec 2018  Wed

The Adil Shahi was a Shia Muslim dynasty, founded by Yusuf Adil Shah that ruled the Sultanate of Bijapur. They were ruled in the Western area of the Deccan region of Southern India from 1489 to 1686 AD.

Bijapur had been a province of the Bahmani Sultanate (1347–1518), before its political decline in the last quarter of the 15th century and eventual break-up in 1518. The Bijapur Sultanate was absorbed into the Mughal Empire on 12 September 1686, after its conquest by Emperor Aurangzeb.

Ibrahim Adil Shah II ruled the sultanate from 1580 to 1627 AD. Depicted above is a copper square Falus issued in his reign. The obverse of a coin inscribed with Persian legend ‘Ghulam-i Murtaza 'Ali’ with AH date. The reverse of a coin showed the legend ‘Ibrahim Bala Abli’. This coin was sold for INR 1,600 by Classical Numismatic Gallery.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery