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Sulayman Mirza, Governor of Badakhshan (1529-84)

Mughals, Sulayman Mirza (governor of Badakhshan, 1529-84), silver tanka, Qunduz mint, AH 939 = AD 1530/31 (same dies as Panjab Museum Catalogue, p. 18, no. 118 = Lowick, NC 1965, p. 226, no. 14), 4.65g.

Sulayman Mirza, at the age of 16, was sent in 1529 by the Mughal ruler Babur to govern the province of Badakhshan, in modern Afghanistan. He ruled there off and on for the next 55 years.

(CM.4-1999)

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1999