This beautiful rare gold pagoda also known as ‘Faruqi’ was issued by the great Mysore king Tipu Sultan. This gold pagoda which he issued from the Patan mint is listed in an upcoming Todywalla Auction at INR 26,000 which will be held at Nagpur on 28th January 2018.
Tipu Sultan issued this coin in the Hijri year 1198 during the 2nd year of his reign. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with Persian letter ‘He’ with regnal year 2. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Huwa As- sultan Al-Adil Sanah 1198’.
Tipu Sultan was a ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore and was also known as Sher-e-Mysore, (Tiger of Mysore). He was the eldest son of Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore. He was a great scholar, poet, and soldier. He is considered to be one of the powerful rulers of India. The legendary ruler played a major role in keeping the British forces away from South India.
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