Gold Tanka of Ghiyath Al-Din Tughluq

02 Feb 2018  Fri

Tughluq dynasty ruled Delhi from 1320 AD to 1414 AD. They were the Muslim dynasty of Turko-Indian origin. They ruled India in the medieval times. Their rule started in 1320 AD after Ghazi Malik assumed the throne under the title Ghiyath Al-Din Tughluq.

Ghiyath Al-din Tughluq also known as Ghazi Malik was the founder of the Tughluq dynasty. He ruled the Delhi Sultanate from 1320 AD to 1325AD. He founded the city of Tughluqabad. He ruled Delhi for almost 5 years. After his death, his son Muhammad Bin Tughluq succeeded him.

Ghiyath Al Tughluq issued coins in gold, silver, billon and copper. This gold tanka which weighs around 10.9g was issued by him from the Hazrat Delhi mint. The obverse flan of this coin is inscribed with ‘Al-Sultan Al-Ghazi Ghiyath Al-Dunya Wa’l Din Abul Muzaffar’. The reverse flan of this coin has the legend ‘Tughluq Shah Al-Sultan Nasir Amir Al-Muminin’.

This gold Tanka is listed for INR 38,000 in upcoming Auction of Todywalla which will be held in Ahmadabad on 9th February 2018.

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