Madurai Sultanate was a short-lived independent Muslim Kingdom based in the city of Madurai, today it is the part of the Indian States of Tamil Nadu.
Jalal Al-Din Ahsan Shah was the first sultan of Madurai Sultanate. In the year 1335 CE the Sultan declared his independence over Delhi Sultanate and formed 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 rare copper paisa issued by him weighs around 4.1g. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Sultan Al-Azam’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Ahsan Shah Al Suntan’.
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