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Scarce enigmatic "1477-star of David" huge silver rupee of Islam Shah (1545-1552), mintless type from Bengal, Delhi Sultanate, India (D-980)

Scarce enigmatic "1477-star of David" huge silver rupee of Islam Shah (1545-1552), mintless type from Bengal, Delhi Sultanate, India (D-980)

Persian legends on both sides: Shahada, names of the four Caliphs in the margins / Al-Sultan bin al-sultan jala al-dunya wa'l din abu'l muzaffae Islam shah bin Sher Shah sultan khallada allah mulkahu within a square, "1477" in arabic numbers in the top obverse margin (the meaning is unknown), followed by a star of David/Persian inscriptions. Mintless type, dated to 954 AH = 1547 AD. Very large, 31mm in diameter, 11.3 grams. "The coins of the Indian Sultanates" D-980, Rajgor1791, Wright 1318-1325.

Islam Shah was the Suri sultan of Delhi, but his power extended to Bengal, where coins in his name were issued throughout his reign. The meaning of the number "1477" followed by a star of David is unknown. This coin is from the Bengal provincial issue. Enigmatic and unusual issue.

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