Tipu Sultan will always be remembered as one of the most powerful rulers India ever had. Tipu Sultan is commonly known as the Tiger of Mysore. It is said that once while Tipu Sultan had gone hunting, he came face to face with a tiger he killed the tiger with the help of his dagger and earned a name ‘The Tiger of Mysore’.
Tipu Sultan’s reign is always remembered for many technological and administrative innovations. One of his innovations can be seen through his coins. He introduced a new coin denomination and various new coin types during his reign. He also introduced luni-solar calendar and a land revenue system which gave a boost to the Mysore silk industry and helped in establishing Mysore as a major economic power.
This gold pagoda also known as ‘Faruqi’ was issued by him during the 11th year of his reign. The obverse of the coin depicts a Persian legend ‘Huwa Muhammad As-Sultan Al-Adil Sanah 1221’ and reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Faruqi Pattan 11 Sanah’.
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