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Kashmir coins catalog with values


The Karkota Empire (625-885 AD) was a powerful Hindu empire that originated in the Kashmir region.
Avanti Varman ascended the throne of Kashmir in 855 CE, establishing the Utpal dynasty and ending the rule of the Karkota dynasty.

Queen Kota Rani was a prominent ruler of Kashmir, ruling until 1339.

Shams-ud-Din Shah Mir (ruled 1339-42) was the first Muslim ruler of Kashmir and founder of the Shah Mir dynasty.

Persian language was introduced into Kashmir by the Shahmiri dynasty (1349-1561) and began to flourish under Sultan Zain-al-Abedin (1420-70).

Mughal Padishah (Emperor) Akbar conquered Kashmir from 1585 to 1586, taking advantage of internal disputes between Sunnis and Shias, and thus ended the rule of the indigenous Kashmiri Muslims.

Akbar annexed Kashmir to the Kabul Subah (encompassing present-day northeastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, and the Kashmir Valley of India), but Shah Jahan made it a separate subah (a top-level imperial province) centered in Srinagar.

The empire of the Afghan Durrani dynasty controlled Kashmir from 1751. Afghan rulers repressed Kashmiris of all faiths (according to Kashmiri historians).

In 1819, the Kashmir valley was conquered by a Sikh army under Ranjit Singh of Punjab. The rule of the Sikhs proved to be oppressive. They passed a series of anti-Muslim laws that included imposing death sentences for cow slaughter, closing the Jamia mosque in Srinagar, and banning azan (the public call to prayer by Muslims).
Kashmir began to attract European tourists, some of whom wrote about the extreme poverty of the Muslim peasantry and the exorbitant taxes under the Sikhs.

However, after a famine in 1832, the Sikhs reduced the land tax to half of the land crop and began offering interest-free loans to farmers; Kashmir became the second largest source of income for the Sikh empire. During this time, Kashmiri shawls became world famous, attracting many buyers, especially in the West.

In 1845, the First Anglo-Sikh War broke out.
Composed by treaty and bill of sale and formed between 1820 and 1858, the Princely State of Kashmir and Jammu (as it was first named) united disparate regions, religions and ethnic groups.

After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, in which Kashmir defected to the British and then the Princely State of Kashmir came under the suzerainty of the British Crown.

The conditions in the princely state caused a significant migration of people from the Kashmir valley to the Punjab of British India. For nearly a century, a small Hindu elite ruled the vast and impoverished Muslim peasantry.

Hari Singh, who ascended the throne of Kashmir in 1925, was the reigning monarch in 1947 at the end of British rule in the subcontinent and the subsequent partition of the British Indian Empire into the newly independent Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan.


Principality of Kashmir

Kashmir Rupee=16 anna; Anna=4 paisa; Paisa=3 pai

Pertab Singh (1885 -1925)

coin Kashmir 1/2 paisa 1891
1/2 paisa 1891

Value - 5-7 USD







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