This copper 1 Punchashi (also called a Kaserah) was struck by Fath Shah, who was took the throne of Kashmir in 1486. He repeatedly lost and regained the throne over the years through seemingly endless battles and palace intrigues, until he died in 1520. He paid his mercenaries by allowing them to plunder his capital. Today Kashmir is still a strife-filled land. Parts of it are controlled by Pakistan, India and China, who have repeatedly gone to war to try to enforce their claims.