This silver nazarana tanka was issued by Nasir Shah of Malwa Sultanate during his rule in Malwa Sultanate. This coin is listed for INR 1,75,000 in the upcoming electronic auction of Classical Numismatic Gallery that will be held on 19th December 2020.
Nasir Shah ruled the Malwa Sultanate from 1500 CE to 1510 CE. During his rule, he issued coins in gold, silver, and copper. Most of the coins issued by Nasir Shah are square in shape which was a typical shape of his father’s reign. He also issued some specially issued coins that were minted in silver and were round in shape. One of his silver tanka which he issued is in diamond-shaped as well.
This silver Nazarana Tanka was issued by Nasir Shah in the Hijri year 911. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Wathiq bi'l samad lam yazali abu'l muzaffar nasir shah’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘bin ghiyath shah al-khalji al-sultan khallada mulkahu’.
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