Tipu Sultan was a ruler of Mysore; he is as also known as Sher-e-Mysore, (Tiger of Mysore). He was the eldest son of Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore. Born on 20th November 1750, Tipu Sultan, a great scholar, poet, and soldier, ruled the Kingdom of Mysore with his father until the latter’s death in 1782. During his reign, he had introduced a number of Administrative innovations, including his coinage and new calendar system known as ‘Mauludi year’.
This silver rupee which weighs around 11.4g which weighs around 11.4g is listed for INR 6000 in the upcoming electronic auction of Todywalla which will be held on 15th July 2018. The obverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Muhammad Ahmad Din Dar Jahan Ast Raushan Ze Fatah Haider He Zarb Pattan Saal 1216’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Huwa As-Sultan Al-Waheed Al-adil Seum Bahari Sanah 6 Julus.
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