Billon Coin of Madurai Sultan

12 Jun 2018  Tue

Madurai Sultanate was a short-lived independent Muslim Kingdom based in the city of Madurai in the Indian States of Tamil Nadu. The Sultanate declared its independence in the year 1335 CE with the victory of Jalaluddin Ahsan Khan over Delhi Sultanate. Ashan Khan and his descendants ruled Madurai until 1378 when the last sultanate of Madurai lost the battle against the forces led by Vijaynagar Empire.

This very rare billon Jital coin was issued by Ala Al-Din Sikandar Shah. This coin was issued by him in the Hijri year 739. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Sultan Al-Azam Al-Dunya Wa’l Din’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Sikandar Ghazi Shah’ with Hijri date 739.

This very rare coin was sold for INR 24,000 at Classical Numismatic Gallery.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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