Ala-Al-Din Husain Shah was an independent Sultan of Bengal. He led the foundation of the Hussain Shahi dynasty. He became the ruler of Bengal after assassinating the Abyssinian Sultan, Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah, whom he had served under as a Wazir. He ruled the Bengal Sultanate from 1493 to 1519 AD.
This gold tanka was issued by Ala-Al-Din Hussain Shah was sold for INR 3,00,000 at Todywalla Auction held in Mumbai on 5th August 2018. The weight of this coin is around 10.5g, and it was minted in the mint Dar-al-Darb. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Sultan Al-Fath Al-Kamru Wa Kamta Wa Jajnagar Wa Urissa Ala Al-Dunya Wa’l Din Abul Muzaffar’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Husain Shah Al-Sultan Bin Sayyid Ashraf Al-Hussaini Khallada Allah Mulkahu Wa Sultanahu.
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