Nasir-Al-Din Khusrau Gold Tanka

22 Mar 2019  Fri

Nasir Al-Din Khusrau was a Hindu boy who was captured by Qutubuddin Mubarak Shah during his Gujarat expedition. Qutubuddin Mubarak Shah fell in love with this boy and he made him as his slave. The real name of Nasir Al-Din Khusrau is still unknown, but it is said that Qutubuddin Mubarak Shah gave him a name as Khusrao Shah.

Nasir Al-Din Khusaru was originally a Hindu and later he was converted into a Muslim. After the murdering Mubarak Shah in the year 1320 CE Khusrao Shah sat on the throne of Delhi with the title Nasir Al-Din Khusrau Shah. But, he ruled Delhi for a very short period of time; soon he was captured by Ghazi Malik (Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq) and was killed in the Battle of Hauze-e-Alaai (Hauz Khas).

These gold tankas issued by Nasir-Al-Din Khusrau in the Hijri year 720 weighs around 10.91g. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Sultan Al-Azam Nasir Al-Dunya Wa Al-Din Abul Muzaffar’ within the double square line. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Khusrau Shah Al-Sultan Al-Wathiq Ba-Nasir Al-Rahman Wali Amir Al-Mumineed’ within double line circle; Hijri date 720 and mint name Hazrat Delhi is written in the margin.

This gold tanka is listed for INR 1,00,000 in the upcoming auction of Classical Numismatic Gallery which will be held in Mumbai on 19th April 2019.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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