Silver One-Twelfth of Tanka of Ala Al-Din Bahman Shah

16 Oct 2020  Fri

The Bahamani Sultanate was the Muslim empire of the Deccan in South India. It was the first independent Muslim kingdom of Deccan founded by Ala-Al-Din Hassan Bahaman Shah. Ala Al-Din Hassan Bahaman Shah founded this empire after revolting successfully against the Delhi Sultanate of Muhammad bin Tughluq.

Ala Al-Din Bahaman Shah ruled this sultanate from 1347 CE to 1349 CE. During his ruling period, Ala Al-Din Bahaman Shah issued a coin in all three metals gold, silver, and copper. In silver, he issued the denomination like Tanka, Two-Thrid Tanka, One-third-Tanka, One-Sixth Tanka, and One-Twelfth Tanka.

This 1/12 Tanka was issued by Ala Al-Din Bahman Shah during his reign in Bahamani Sultanate. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al Sultan Al Azam Ala Al-Duniya Wa’l Din’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Abu’l Muzaffar Bahman Shah Al-Sultan’.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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