JAUNPUR SULTANATE

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

SULTANATE

(Northern India)

JAUNPUR SULTANATE

The names of those sultans for whom coins are known( * coin in collection)

1-* Shams al-Din Ibrahim Shah AH 804 – 844 / AD 1402 – 1440

2-* Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah AH 844 – 861 / AD 1440 – 1457

3-* Muhammad Shah AH 861 – 863 / AD 1457 – 1458

4-* Husain Shah AH 863 – 884 / AD 1458 – 1479

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Map of Jaunpur Sultanate

10-JAUNPUR SULTANATE

Sharqi Sultans (the Sultanate of the East)

A.H 796-898 / A.D 1393-1493 (100 Years)

In A.D1393, having placed Mahmud bin Muhammad on the throne of Delhi, Malik Sarvar, Khwaja Jahan, threw off his allegiance to that sultanate and set himself up as an independent ruler with his base at Jaunpur. He died in A.D 1399 (A.H 802) And left his territories to his adopted son, who ascended the throne of Jaunpur under the name of Mubarak Shah. Mubarak is said to have struck coins in his name, but no such coins have yet been found. When he died suddenly in A.D1402, he was succeeded by his younger brother who became Shams-ud-din Ibrahim Shah (A.D1402-1440) He struck the coins in his name.

When after the accession of Sikandar Lodi in Delhi, Husain, the sultan of Jaunpur, incited Barbak to rebel. Sikandar first defeated Barbak and then moved against Husain. Husain fled to Bengal where he lived out his days. Jaunpur was thus completely re-absorbed into Delhi sultanate.

(1) SHAMS-UD-DIN IBRAHIM SHAH

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10-Jaunpur Sultanate, Ibrahim Shah /Coin-1

Ruler : Ibrahim Shah

Year : A.H 804-844 / A.D 1402-1440

Denomination: 1/2 TANKA,      Metal: Copper

Date: 834 A.H,

Reference: Abu al-fath type, Rajgor. 2701, Goron-J.8, 4.5-4.7 g

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10-Jaunpur Sultanate, Ibrahim Shah /Coin-2

Ruler : Ibrahim Shah

Year : A.H 804-844 / A.D 1402-1440

Denomination: TANKA,          Metal: Billon

Date: 836 A.H

 Ref. : Abu al-fath type,

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(2) NASIR-UD-DIN MAHMUD SHAH

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10-Jaunpur Sultanate, Mahmud Shah /Coin-1

Ruler : Mahmud Shah

Year : A.H 844-861 / A.D 1440-1457

Denomination: 1/4 TANKA,       Metal: Copper

Reference: Khald khilafat type, Rajgor. 2710, Goron-J.17, 3.9 g

Rarity : RARE

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10-Jaunpur Sultanate, Mahmud Shah /Coin-2

Ruler : Mahmud Shah

Year : A.H 844-861 / A.D 1440-1457

Denomination: 1/2 TANKA,             Metal: Copper

Date : 860 A.H

Reference: Abu al-fath type, Rajgor.2711, Goron-J.16, 4.5-4.7 g

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(3) MUHAMMAD SHAH

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10-Jaunpur Sultanate, Muhammad Shah /Coin-1

Ruler : Muhammad Shah

Year : A.H 861-863 / A.D 1457-1458

Denomination: FALUS           Metal: Copper

Date : 862 A.H

Reference: Khalifa Abu al-fath type, Rajgor.2726, Goron-J.23, 4.3-4.5 g

Rarity : RARE

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(4) HUSEN SHAH

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10-Jaunpur Sultanate, Husen Shah /Coin-1

Ruler : Husen Shah

Year : A.H 863-884 / A.D 1458-1479

Denomination: 1/2 TANKA,         Metal: Copper

Date: 875 A.H,

Reference: Abu al-fath type, Rajgor. 2732, Goron-J.30, 4.4-4.5 g

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10-Jaunpur Sultanate, Husen Shah /Coin-2

Ruler : Husen Shah

Year : A.H 863-884 / A.D 1458-1479

Denomination: TANKA,           Metal: Billon

Date: 881 A.H,

Reference: Amir al-mominin type, Rajgor. 2733, Goron-J.27, 9.7-10.3 g

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10-Jaunpur Sultanate, Husen Shah /Coin-3

Ruler : Husen Shah

Year : A.H 863-884 / A.D 1458-1479

Denomination: 1/4 TANKA,          Metal: Billon

Date : 874 A.H,

Reference: Same as above but lesser flan, 9.7-10.3 g

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