Popularly known as 'Sher-e-Mysore', Tipu Sultan was the eldest son of Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore.
Born on 20th November 1750, Tipu Sultan was a great scholar, poet, and soldier who ruled the Kingdom of Mysore with his father until the latter’s death in 1782. During his reign, he had introduced a number of Administrative innovations, including his coinage and a new calendar system known as ‘Mauludi year’.
Tipu Sultan is considered as one of the powerful rulers of India. The legendary ruler played a major role in keeping the British forces away from South India.
This gold four Pagoda was issued by Tipu Sultan in the Mauludi year 1218, during the 8th year of his reign. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with "Muhammad Ahmad Din Dar Jahan Ast Roshan Ze Fath Haider He Ahmad Zarb Patan Sal-e-Shata Sanah 1218". The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Huwa As-Sultan Al-Wahid Al-Adil Tarikh Julus Saal Sakh Seum Bahari Sanah 8 Julus'.