This gold tanka was issued by Nasir Al-Din Mahmud Shah III of Gujarat Sultanate. Gujarat Sultanate was a late medieval kingdom established in the early 15th Century. It was established by Zafar Khan (son of Sadharan, a Tanka Rajput) in the year 1396. He was appointed as a Governor of Gujarat by Nasir-ud-din Muhammad Bin Tughluq IV in the year 1391 AD.
Nasir Al-Din Mahmud Shah III was the Sultan of Gujarat from 1537 AD to 1553 AD; with his reign, the decline of the Gujarat Sultanate begins, but this had not put any impact on his coinage. He had issued a large number of coins with the different denomination.
This gold tanka is listed for INR 60,000 in the upcoming auction of Todywalla, which will be held in Mumbai on 5 August 2018. The obverse side of the coin inscribed as ‘Al-Wathiq Billah Al-Mannan Nasir Al-Dunya Wa’l Din Abul Fath’ and the reverse side of the coin is inscribed as ‘Mahmud Shah Bin Latif Shah Al-Sultan’ within the Double Square.
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