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Coins from the Sultanate of Kilwa

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The Kilwa Sultanate was a Medieval sultanate, centered at Kilwa (an island off modern-day Tanzania), whose authority, at its height, stretched over the entire length of the Swahili Coast. It was founded in the 10th century by Ali ibn al-Hassan Shirazi, a Persian prince of Shiraz. By 13th century, the Swahili coast came under sphere influence of Ajuran Empire. Read more

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Sultanate of Kilwa - Dinar (957-1506)

Fals - al-Hasan bin Talut – obverse
Fals - al-Hasan bin Talut – reverse
Fals - al-Hasan bin Talut
(1285-1302)
Copper – 2.63 g – ø 23 mm
Fals - Sulayman bin al-Hasan – obverse
Fals - Sulayman bin al-Hasan – reverse
Fals - Sulayman bin al-Hasan
(1302-1316)
Copper – 2.43 g – ø 22 mm
Fals - al-Hasan bin Sulayman – obverse
Fals - al-Hasan bin Sulayman – reverse
Fals - al-Hasan bin Sulayman
(1315-1316)
Copper – 2.35 g – ø 21 mm
A# 1183
Fals - Daud bin Sulayman – obverse
Fals - Daud bin Sulayman – reverse
Fals - Daud bin Sulayman
(1316-1364)
Copper – 2.55 g – ø 24 mm
Fals - Sulayman bin al-Husain – obverse
Fals - Sulayman bin al-Husain – reverse
Fals - Sulayman bin al-Husain
(1372-1374)
Copper – 2.17 g – ø 21 mm
Fals - al-Husain bin Ahmad – obverse
Fals - al-Husain bin Ahmad – reverse
Fals - al-Husain bin Ahmad
(1400-1500)
Copper – 2.42 g – ø 22 mm
Fals - Ishaq bin Hasan – obverse
Fals - Ishaq bin Hasan – reverse
Fals - Ishaq bin Hasan
(1400-1500)
Copper – 4.13 g – ø 23 mm
Fals - Ali bin al-Hasan (type 1) – obverse
Fals - Ali bin al-Hasan (type 1) – reverse
Fals - Ali bin al-Hasan (type 1)
(1480-1482)
Copper – 1.62 g – ø 21 mm
Fals - Ali bin al-Hasan (type 2) – obverse
Fals - Ali bin al-Hasan (type 2) – reverse
Fals - Ali bin al-Hasan (type 2)
(1480-1482)
Copper – 1.2 g – ø 20 mm
Fals - Ali bin al-Hasan (type 3) – obverse
Fals - Ali bin al-Hasan (type 3) – reverse
Fals - Ali bin al-Hasan (type 3)
(1480-1482)
Copper – 2.21 g – ø 23 mm

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