This gold tanka was issued by Muhammad Bin Tughluq; sultan of Tughluq dynasty. The weight of this coin is around 11.2g, and it was minted in Delhi during the Hijri year 725.
Tughluq dynasty is one of the dynasties who had ruled India during medieval times from 1320 CE till 1414 CE. The Tughluq dynasty was the Turko-Indian origin; they started their reign from 1320 CE when Ghazi Malik assumed the throne under the title Ghiyath Al-Din Tughluq. Muhammad Bin Tughluq was the son of Ghiyath Al-Din Tughluq; he sat on the throne after the death of his father in the year 1325 CE and ruled it till 1351 CE.
Coins issued by Muhammad Bin Tughluq are one of the most complex and innovative systems of the whole series. He had issued various numbers of coins, in large quantities, with a greater number of mints. His coinage is divided into different classes.
1. Coins which were struck in the memory of his father.
2. Coins struck in his name.
3. Coins with his name struck both by normal and token issues.
4. Coins struck in the names of ‘Abbasid Caliphs’.
This gold tanka was sold for INR 3,30,000 at Todywalla Auction which was held in Mumbai on 24th November 2018.
. Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction