Silver-Double-Tanka-of-Baz-Bahadur

Silver Double Tanka of Baz Bahadur

19 Dec 2017  Tue

Baz Bahadur was the last Sultan of Malwa. He became a ruler after his father Sujaat Khan and ruled Malwa between 1555 to 1562 AD.

Baz Bahadur struck coins in silver and copper. The silver coins continue the 64 rati standard and both single and double tanka were struck. The copper coins are all square and are based on the falus of 64 rati, of which there are several types. On some of the copper coins, a new Kunya is used which appears to be Abul Muzahir (father of the protector).

This Silver Double Tanka of Baz Bahadur which weighs around 14.06g was minted in 965 AH. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with Shahada- ‘La Ilaha Illallahu Muhammadur Rasulullah’ in a rectangle, names of Khalifa-e-Rashidoons and title around. The reverse of the coin is read as ‘Sultan Baz Bahadur Shah Khallada Allah Mulkahuwa Sultanahu’ separated by two lines. This coin is listed at INR 1,60,000 to 2,00,000 at Classical Numismatic Gallery.

To know more about the Coins of Baz Bahadur click here.