This gold square tanka which was issued by Qutb Al-Din Mubarak of Delhi Sultanate was sold for INR 1,90,000 in an auction of Todywalla which was held in Mumbai on 24th November 2018.
Qutb Al-Din Mubarak was the third ruler of the Khilji Dynasty. He ruled Delhi Sultanate from 1316 CE till 1320 CE. Qutb Al-Din Mubarak ruled for four years, during these four years of reign he issued a variety of denominations in his square and round coins. The early coins issued by Qutb Al-Din Mubarak were in round shapes which were later replaced by square shaped coins.
This gold square tanka issued by him was minted in Hadrat Dar-Al-Khilafat during the Hijri year 719. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al Imam Al Azam Khalifa Rabb Al Alamin Qutb Al Duniya Wa Al-Din Abul Muzaffar Mubarakshah’. The reverse of these coins is inscribed as ‘Al Sultan Ibn Al Sultan Al Wathiq Billa Amir Al Momenin within the square; mint name and date are written in the margin.
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