Bengal Sultan Nasir Al-Din Nusrat Shah

12 Sep 2019  Thu

Nasir Al-Din Nusrat Shah was the ruler of Bengal and he son of Alauddin Hussain Shah; he sat on the throne of Bengal after the death of his father in the year 1519 CE and ruled it till 1533 CE. After on the throne of Bengal Sultanate, he continued his father’s expansionist policies; later he also added more territories to his sultanate. Later, in the year 1526 CE onwards he struggles a lot with Mughals ascendency; he also suffers from the Ahom kingdom.

Nasir Al-Din Nusrat Shah issued coins in two metals gold and silver. Coins issued by him were generally of rich quality and were in octagonal and in round shape. Legends inscribed on the coins were spread on both obverse and reverse side. Coins issued by him does not contain any religious expression apart from ‘Khallada Allah Mulkhahu’. and Khallada Mulkahu.

This gold tanka was issued by Nasir Al-Din Nusrat Shah from the mint Arsah. The weight of this coin is around 10.7g. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Sultan Bin Al-Sultan Nasir Al-Dunya Wa 'L Din Abu 'L Muzaffar’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Nusratshah Al-Sultan Bin Husain Shah Al-Sultan Al-Husaini Khallada Allah Mulkahu’.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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