Nasir al-Din Shah of Qajar dynasty

22 May 2019  Wed

Nasir al-Din Shah was the ruler of Qajar dynasty from 1848 to 1896 AD. He was considered the third longest reigning monarch in Iranian history after Shapur II of Sassanid dynasty and Tahmasp I of the Safavid dynasty.

Nasir al-Din Shah issued gold, silver, and copper coins in the denomination of Toman, Shahi, Dinar, Kran, and Falus. These coins were struck at various mints such as Arz-e-Aqdas, Astarabad, Hamadan, Herat, Isfahan, Kashan, Khoy, Kirman, Mashhad, Qazvin, Rasht, Shiraz, Tabriz etc.

Depicted here is gold Toman issued in his reign from Tahran mint. The obverse of a coin portray bust of Shah facing slightly left. The reverse of a coin bore the Persian legend ‘As Sultan Nasir Al Din Shah Qajar’ within a field.

Image Source: Heritage Auctions

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