Hushang Shah gold coin sold for INR 40,000

09 Apr 2018  Mon

Hisam Al-Din Hushang Shah was a Sultan of Malwa. His real name was Alp Khan and he took the title Hushang Shah after being crowned. He was the son of Dilawar Khan Ghuri, founder of the Malwa Sultanate.

Hisam Al Din Hushang Shah issued coins in gold, silver and copper. Gold coins which he issued had the legend written within the square border on the obverse side of the coin, while the reverse side is inscribed with date and shahada written in the margin. The silver tanka which he issued has no margin on both the sides and both the legends are written on plain surfaces.

All copper coins issued by him are undated. In copper, he issued denominations like Falus and Half-Falus. Copper Falus issued by him weighs around 3.7-4.6g, and copper Half-Falus weighs around 1.8g. Both Falus and Half-Falus issued by him are minted in Dar-ul-Mulk Shadiabad. Copper coins issued by him have several mint marks on it.

This gold tanka depicted beside which weighs around 10.5g was sold for INR 40,000 by Classical Numismatic Gallery Auction. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Sultan Al-Azam Hisam Al-Dunya Wa’l Din’ within the square. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Abu’l Mujahid Hushangshah Al-Sultan’ within the circle.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery