Rare gold 1/8 Ashrafi, Mughal Emperor Humayun (1530-1556), Badakhshan

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Extremely rare! Gold 1/8 Ashrafi or 1/20 Mohur of Suleiman Mirza, Sub King in Badakhshan (1529-1584) in the name of the Mughal Emperor Humayun (1530-1556)

Shahada / Titles of Humayun; AH date off flan. (different denomination, as 1/4 Ashrafi of Mughal Emperor Humayun). Excellent VF, much nicer than these usually are. 11mm, 0.37 g. Rare. Cf. Album 2464. SKU T336-52163.

The Mirzas were a sub-clan of the Timurids who conquered northern India and established the Mughal empire. Most of the fractional gold of Badakhshan bore the names of the Mughal rulers, Babur, Humayun, and Akbar. The gold denomination is normally quoted as a 1/4 ashrafi of circa 1.0-1.10 grams. This smaller denomination appears to be unpublished.



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