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 extremely rare gold tanka which weighs around 11.04; was issued by Jala Al-Din Ahsan during the Hijri Year 736 is listed for INR 7,00,000 in the upcoming auction of Oswal Auction house which will be held in Pune 15th December 2018. The obverse of this coin is “Afzal al-Yaseen Khalifath Rabb al Alameen Jalal al-Dunya wa al-Din” within the circle, Mint name, and Hijri Date in the margin (Hijri date is written in words). The reverse of this coin is inscribed with Persian legend “Abu al-Dhua’afa wa al-Misakeen Ahsan Shah al-Sultan Khulidat Khilafatahu”.
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