Discovered: Coins From RAK That Date Back To 1649 AD


The Sharjah Archaeology Authority (SAA) announced the discovery of Marduf al-Qawasim coins which were used during the rule of Al Qawasim monarchy

The currency, known as The Marduf al-Qawasim, includes the names of the former Ras Al Khaimah rulers including Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqr al-Qasimi, who ruled over the emirate after the death of his uncle, Sheikh Saif bin Ali bin Salih Al-Qasemi in 1649 AD. His name was among the monarchs whose names appeared on the first set.


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A few of these coins were found dating back to different eras

The collection also includes coins from the reigns of Sheikh Hassan Bin Rahma Al Qasimi (1809–1819) and Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi (1819–1901). In fact, Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi issues a series of coins in a variety of sizes and shapes, giving rise to the currency of RAK, the Sikah. It circulated from 1263 AH until 1846 AD.

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