Billon Jital of Jalal Al-Din Ahsan

16 Jul 2018  Mon

This billon Jital belongs to Jalal-Al-din Ahsan shah of Madurai Sultanate. Madurai Sultanate was a short-lived independent Muslim Kingdom based on the city of Madurai.

Jalal Al-Din Ahsan Shah was the first sultan of Madurai Sultanate. In the year 1335 CE the sultan declare his independence over Delhi Sultanate and form this sultanate. He and his descendants ruled Madurai Sultanate until 1378 when the last sultanate of Madurai lost the battle against the forces led by Vijayanagar Empire.

This Billon issued by Jalal Al-Din Ahsan was struck in the Hijri Year 738. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the legend ‘Al-Husani’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with the legend ‘Ahsan Shah’ with AH date 738.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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