Billon Jital of Ghiyath Al-Din Damghan Shah

25 Nov 2017  Sat

The Sultanate of Madura (Ma’abar) was a short-lived independent Muslim Kingdome in southern Tamil Nadu. This southernmost province in India was annexed by the ruler of Delhi Sultanate, Muhammad bin Tughluq in 1330. Since the region was too far from Delhi, controlling the province became almost impossible. Quite soon, the appointed governor declared himself the Sultan and took the name Ahsan Shah in 1334.

Ghiyath Al-Din Muhammad Damghan (740/741-745; AD 1340-1344) was the fourth Sultan of Madura kingdom. He was the Successor of Qutb Al-Din Firuz Shah.

He struck coins in gold, silver and copper. The above shown Billon Jital was minted in the reign of Ghiyath Al-Din Damghan Shah. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with an Arabic legend 'Al-Sultan Al-Azam Ghiyath Al-Dunya Wa Al-Din'. The reverse of the coin depicts inscription 'Muhammad Damghan Shah' within a triangular border and AH date in words depicted within the margins.

This coin was sold for INR 27,000 by Classical Numismatic Gallery.

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