Mithqal of Tahmasp I

10 Aug 2018  Fri

Tahmasp I was a powerful ruler of Shah of Iran, who enjoyed the longest reign of any member of the Safavid dynasty. He was the son and successor of Ismail I, the founder of the Safavid dynasty.

He came to the throne aged ten in 1524 and came under the control of the Qizilbash who formed the backbone of the Safavid Empire. Tahmasp is also known for the reception he gave to the fugitive Mughal Emperor Humayun as well as Suleiman the son Bayezid, which is depicted in a painting on the walls of the Safavid palace of Chehel Sutoon.

The above shown gold Mithqal of Tahmasp I was issued in 930 AH from Yazd mint. The obverse of a coin depicts with Shia Kalima ‘La Ilaha Illallahu Muhammadur Rasulullah Ali Waliullah’. The reverse of a coin inscribed with ‘Tahmasp Shah Zarb Yazd’.

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