Kashmir Sultanate

26 Apr 2019  Fri

During the 14th century, the Islamic religion was increasing drastically in Kashmir. This was because a Muslim adventurer name Shah Mir came to Kashmir from Swat. He was appointed at the post of minister in the court of Hindu king in Kashmir. Later, after the death Hindu King, the minister Shah Mir married to the widow of Hindu King and sat on the throne of Kashmir Sultanate with the title Shams-ud-Din in the year 1339 CE.

This Dynasty ruled Kashmir Sultanate almost for two centuries from 1339 CE to 1561 CE. All the rulers of this dynasty had tried to maintain peace, prosperity, communal, harmony. This silver square Sasnu which weighs around 6 g was issued by Ibrahim Shah I of Kashmir Sultanate. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘al-sultan al-a 'zam Sikandar shah’ and reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘ darb Kashmir; with date in the margin’.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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