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Sansu - Zain al-'Abidin Sultan of Kashmir

Sansu - Zain al-'Abidin (Sultan of Kashmir) -  obverseSansu - Zain al-'Abidin (Sultan of Kashmir) -  reverse

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Features

Country Kashmir Sultanate
(Indian states and kingdoms)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1420-1470
Value 1 Sasnu (1)
Currency Rupee (1346-1526)
Composition Silver
Weight 5.9 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Square
Demonetized Yes
References GG# K9,
The Coins of the Indian Sultanates
by Stan Goron, J.P. Goenka
(Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers)
DR# 2797
Standard catalogue of Sultanate coins of India
by Dillip Rajgor
(Amrapali Publications)

Obverse

Al-sultan al-a'zam zain al-'abidin, and frozen AH date 842

Reverse

Within central ornamental diamond: zarb Kashmir, date spelled out in margins

Edge

Plain

Comments

Zain al-'Abidin is the first known Kashmir sultan to have issued silver coins, and the first sultan whose name is listed on known coins.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1420-1470)  AH 842 (Frozen)

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