Silver Tanka of Muizz Al-Din Bahram Shah

02 Feb 2018  Fri

Muizz al-Din Bahram Shah was the Sultan of Mamluk Dynasty. He was the son of Sham Al-Din Iltutmish and half-brother of Razia Sultan. After Raziya Sultan’s overthrow at the hands of rebelling nobles, Bahram was raised to the throne with the title Muizz al-Din in 1240 AD.

Tankas known for this ruler in gold and silver are very rare. Caliph al-Muntasir is also cited on his coins. The bull and horseman types were struck again in his reign.

This silver Tanka was minted in the reign of Muizz-al-din Behram Shah at Hazrat Delhi. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with Persian legend ‘Al Sultan Al Azam Muiz Al Dunya Wa’L Din Abu’L Muzaffar Bahram Shah Bin Al Sultan’ in the double square and ‘Nasir Amir-ul-Muminin’ in segments. The reverse of the coin reads as ‘Fi Ahad Al Imam Al-Muntasir Ameer-ul-Muminin’ in double line square.

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