KASHMIR Muhammad 1484-1537 AD kaserah


KASHMIR, Muhammad, 1484-1537 AD with interruptions, kaserah, 874 AH (1469 AD), Obverse: legend, Reverse: legend, copper, 19x22mm, 5.23g, frozen date, GG-K33A, in cute handmade copper bezel, crude, fair

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Kashmir was apparently doing pretty well, economically speaking, during the reigns of Muhammad. But the politics were a mess. Two families were fighting for the power. Muhammad was the puppet of one of them. He was deposed and brought back five times.

The founder of the Kashmir Sultanate was a Buddhist nobleman in Ladakh who converted to Islam. He was overthrown and replaced by another person who founded a dynasty that lasted two centuries. Yet another family took over, the last of whom was conquered by the Mughals.

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.