Bengal Sultanate Silver Tanka Listed For INR 70,000

03 Dec 2018  Mon

In the Hijri Year, 726 Muhammad bin Tughluq re-established Ghiyath Al-Din Bahadur as the Governor of East Bengal in Sunargoan. Later; after two years, Ghiyath Al-Din Bahadur issued gold and silver coins bearing his name and the name of Muhammad bin Tughluq. These coins were struck by the order of Ghiyath Al-Din Bahadur, who trusts in Allah Muhammad Tughluq. But, in the later years, it was regarded as the act of rebellion. Ghiyath Al-Din Bahadur has a rebellion against his Delhi master Muhammad Bin Tughluq and this had led to his unfortunate death.

This very rare silver tanka was issued by Ghiyath-Al-Din Bahadur which he issued in the name of Muhammad Bin Tughluq. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Duriba Bi-Amr Al-Wathiq Billah Muhammad Bin Tuhluq Shah’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Sultan Al-Muazzam Ghiyath Al-Dunya Wa’l Din Abul Muzaffar Bahadur Shah Al-Sultan Bin Sultan’. This silver tanka is listed for INR 70,000 in the upcoming auction of Classical Numismatic Gallery which will be held in Pune on 14th December 2018.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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