Copper coin Nusrat Shah

26 Jun 2018  Tue

Sultan Nasir-ud-din Nusrat Shah Tughluq was a ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty. He was the son of Fath Khan and during the reign of Mahmud II he was brought forward from Mewar to the royal palace at Firozabad and put forward as a claimant to the throne. Parts of the Doab, Panipat, Sonepat, Rohtak and Jhajjar were under the control of Nusrat Shah while Sultan Mahmud only controlled the two forts (Old Delhi and Siri).

During the time of Nusrat Shah (1395 AD) Tughlaq dynasty sunk to its bottom. The kingdom was disintegrated as many of the successors established their own rule over different regions of the kingdom.

Coinage of Nusrat Shah mainly includes copper coins known as “falus” and few gold “tankas” and single silver “tanka”. The obverse of coins depicts the legend ‘Nusrat Sha’ while the reverse of coins inscribed with ‘Hazrat Delhi’.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery