One-Sixth Tanka of Gujarat Sultan Bahadur Shah

07 Jun 2018  Thu

Gujarat Sultanate was a late medieval kingdom established in the early 15th Century. It was established by Zafar Khan (son of Sadharan, a Tanka Rajput) in the year 1396. He was appointed as a Governor of Gujarat by Nasir-ud-din Muhammad Bin Tughluq IV in the year 1391 CE.

Qutb Al-Din Bahadur ruled Gujarat Sultanate from 1526 CE till 1537 CE. He was the son of Shams-ud-din Muzaffar Shah II. Qutb Al-Din Bahadur Shah issued coins in all three metals gold silver and copper. He had also issued two types of Pedigree tanka: heavy tanka and tanka. Heavy tanka weighs around 12.4g, and normal tanka weighs around 8.4 gm.

This one-sixth tanka was issued by him from the mint 943. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Bahadur Shah’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Sultan’ with the Hijri year 943.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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