Square Copper Quarter Paisa of Taj Al-Din Firuz Shah

25 Feb 2019  Mon

Bahamani Sultanate was a Muslim Empire formed on the Deccan Plateau of India. This kingdom was established by Ala-ud-din Bahman Shah after revolting against Delhi Sultanate of Muhammad bin Tughluq. During the medieval period, it was one of the great kingdoms in the Indian sub-continent. This region had also been the territory of Satvahanana during the ancient period.

Taj Al-Din Firuz Shah was the ruler of Bahamani Sultanate, he ruler this empire from 1397 to 1422. His reign begins with the struggle against the Vijaynagar empire, and this struggle was continued throughout his life. With the victories in the year 1398 and 1406, he was defeated in the year 1419.

Taj Al-Din Firuz Shah issued coins in all three metals gold, silver and copper. In copper, he issued the denomination like Falus, Two-Third Falus, Half-Falus, One-Third Falus, Paisa, Half-Paisa, Quarter-Paisa, and One-Eighth Paisa. The Paisa, Half-Paisa and Quarter- Paisa issued are in both shapes square and round.

This rare square copper quarter-paisa was issued by him. The weight of this coin is around 1.09g. The legends on this coin are not properly readable.

Image Courtesy: Oswal Antiques

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