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1 Paisa - Mir Khudadad Khan Ahmedzai Baloch

1 Paisa - Mir Khudadad Khan Ahmedzai Baloch -  obverse1 Paisa - Mir Khudadad Khan Ahmedzai Baloch -  reverse

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Features

Country Khanate of Kalat
(India - Islamic)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1281-1296 (622-1879)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Falus (1)
Currency Rupee (1794-1955)
Composition Copper
Weight 5.46 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Octagonal (8-sided)
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 21
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Persian legend

Lettering: ۱۲۶۳

Reverse

Date at the bottom

Lettering: ١٢۹۴

Translation: A.H 1294

Comments

Mir Khudadad Khan Baloch was the Khan (ruler) of the princely state of Kalat in what is now the Balochistan province of Pakistan from 1857 to March 1863 and May 1864 to 15 August 1893. During his reign the country experienced numerous revolts, and even his rule was usurped for more than a year by Sherdil Khan.

Khudadad's predecessor was his half brother Mir Nasir Khan II who also had experienced tribal unrest during his rule. Mir Nasir Khan II was poisoned to death when Khudadad Khan was a boy of sixteen.

In 1863, a general revolt broke out with most of the tribal chieftains siding against Khudadad Khan. Khudadad was forced to flee and the chieftains elected his cousin, Sherdil, as khan. Sherdil Khan did not last long as Khan being killed by his own mercenary guard.Despite being returned to the throne by the tribal chieftains, Khudadad continued to have troubles administering the kingdom, and revolts continued.

In 1875, British influence and money through the able assistance of Robert Sandeman resulted in the Mastung Agreement which formed the basis for the Baloch confederacy. That agreement succeeded in calming the revolts and they were over within a year

In 1893, Khudadad has his chief accountant and staff murdered for allegedly planning to assassinate him. In the scandal that followed, Khudadad agreed to abdicate, and did so on 15 August 1893

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1864-1879) 
ND (1864-1879)  (fr) error date
ND (1864-1879)  (fr) error date
1281 (1865) 
1282 (1866) 
1290 (1873) 
1293 (1876) 
1294 (1877) 
1294 (1877)  //1293
1295 (1878) 
1296 (1879) 

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