The great Mysore king Tipu Sultan’s gold four pagoda also known as ‘Ahmadi’ was sold at Hammer price of INR 16,00,000 in Classical Numismatic Gallery Auction held on 2nd February 2014.
Tipu Sultan, also known as ‘Sher-e-Mysore’ was the eldest son of Hyder Ali. Tipu Sultan is considered to be one of the powerful rulers. 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 1217, during the 7th 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 Saal-e-Sarab Sanah 1217". The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Huwa As-Sultan Al-Wahid Al-Adil Tarikh Julus Saal Sakh Seum Bahari Sanah 7 Julus'.