BAHMANI Muhammad Shah III 1463-82 AD gani


BAHMANI, Muhammad Shah III, 1463-82 AD, gani, no date, Obverse: MUHAMMAD SHAH, Reverse: BIN HUMAYUN SHAH, copper, 13mm, 2.7g GG-BH119, VF

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Most of the Bahmani coins I’ve seen have been larger coppers. Small coppers with legible legends have been rare.

The earliest ancient Indian coins were the “bent bar” punchmarked silvers of the Achaemenid Persians occupying Gandhara in northwest Pakistan. By the 3rd century BC coins were in general use in most of India and Ceylon, and in subsequent centuries struck round coins in gold, silver, and copper came into use throughout the subcontinent and beyond to Southeast Asia and Pacific islands to Java and beyond.