Coins of Shama Al-Din Muzaffar Shah II of Gujarat Sultanate

19 Sep 2020  Sat

Sham Al-Din Muzaffar Shah II also known as Muzaffar II was the ruler of the Muzaffarid dynasty of Gujarat Sultanate. The real name of Muzaffar Shah II was Khalil Khan, he was the eldest son of Sultan Mahmud Begada and his Rajput wife, Rani Hírabai. He ruled Gujarat Sultanate from 1511 CE to 1526 CE.

After sitting on the throne of Gujarat Sultanate, Muzaffar Shah II issued coins in four metals gold, silver, billon, and copper. Like the previous ruler Nasir Al-Din Mahmud Shah I, he did not issue any ‘Pedigree’ coin. The gold tanka issued by him weighs around 11.4g to 11.6g but there is some dateless gold tanka that weighs around 12.6g. Billon coins issued by him were of 96 rati weight standard, but coins with weight standard of 80 rating and 72 rati are also found.

This gold tanka which weighs around 11.47g was issued by him during his rule in Gujarat Sultanate. The weight of this coin is around 11.47g and it was issued in the Hijri year 925. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘ Al-Mu 'Ayyad bi-ta 'yid al-Rahman shams al-Dunya wa 'l din Abu 'l Nasr’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Muzaffar shah bin Mahmud shah al-sultan date below, but both sides within double scalloped circle and date above the muz of Muzaffar’.

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