Item 60 out of 251
Lot # 60 - Exceedingly Rare Gold Mule Dinar Coin of Kashmir Sultanate.
Exceedingly Rare Gold Mule Dinar Coin of Kashmir Sultanate.
Exceedingly Rare Gold Mule Dinar Coin of Kashmir Sultanate. Exceedingly Rare Gold Mule Dinar Coin of Kashmir Sultanate.
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Quick Description
DenominationDinar 01MintKashmir
MetalGoldYear (AH/VS/SE/AM)AH 876
Full Description:

Kashmir Sultanate, Hasan Shah & Fath Shah, Dar-ul-Sultana Kashmir Mint, Gold Dinar (Mule?), AH 876, Obv: The Kalima Shahada within a circle, epithet name Dar-ul-sultana & hijri date 876, Rev: kibr-i-mamlakat kih muhr (mihr)-i-daulat ast, sikkah-i-fath shah sultan ain kashmir ast (the glory of the kingdom, which is the mohur (sun) of the state, is the coin of Fath Shah of Kashmir), 11.28g, 20.00mm, (G&G # K30 & K55), choice very fine, one test mark, Exceedingly Rare.

This (mule?) specimen is struck using the dies from two different ruler of Kashmir Sultanate, Hasan Shah and Fath Shah. The obverse has Kalima Shahada within a circle and date AH 876 is clear in the margin, this date is of the reign of Hasan Shah who was the ruler between AH 876-889, also die identical of the example listed by Goron & Goenka vide reference no K30. The reverse is read as Kibr-i-Mamlakat Kih Muhr-i-Daulat Ast, Sikkah-i-Fath Shah Sultan ain Kashmir Ast, it clearly identifies the ruler name, die identical of the example listed by Goron & Goenka vide reference no K55, Fath Shah's first reign was AH 892-904. 

It could have been a joint issue or a mint-master's mistake to pair the different dies, since the die is of equal quality at both sides and not worn-out, it is also possible that the die-engravers of Fath Shah didn't care much and imitated the legends from the obverse as it is including the date of Hasan Shah. Such incidents are known from the Kaserahs with the fixed date AH 874. More research on the subject is required.

Nevertheless a very important coin of the Kashmir Sultanate!