Silver Tanka of Muhammad Bin Farid

13 Jan 2018  Sat

Muhammad Bin Farid (Muhammad Shah) was the third monarch of the Sayyid dynasty who ruled Dehli Sultanate from 1434 to 1445. The Sayyids were subservient to Timur’s successor, Shah Rukh.

Muhammad Bin Farid struck gold, silver, billon, and copper coins in his own name. The standard weights for all four metals were increased slightly during his reign. At the same time, there also existed falus and double falus at the old 40 rati standard.

This silver Tanka of Muhammad Bin Farid which weighs around 10.85g was minted at Hazrat Dehli in 841 AH. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with Persian legend ‘Al Azam Abu Al Muhamid Muhammad Shah Bin Farid Shah Bin Khizr Shah Al Sultan’. The reverse of the coin reads as ‘Al Khilafatuhu Amir Al Mominin Khulidat Khilafatuhu’ along with the date.

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