The Bahamani Kingdom was the first independent Islamic kingdom of southern India; it was formed on the Deccan plateau of India. This Kingdom was established by Ala-ud-din Bahman Shah after revolting against the Delhi Sultanate of Muhammad bin Tughluq in the year 1347 CE. After Sitting on the throne he assumed the title Alauddin Hussain Bahman Shah and the kingdom got its name as the Bahamani Kingdom after his name.
During the medieval period, it was one of the great kingdoms in the Indian sub-continent. The Bahamani Sultanate was ruled by the five dynasties namely Bijapur, Golkonda Ahmadnagar Bidar, and Berar. This region had also been the territory of Satvahanana during the ancient period.
Ala Al-Din Humayun Shah was the Sultan of Bahamani kingdom; he was the son of Ala Al-Din Ahmad Shah II.
After sitting on the throne of Bahamani Kingdom; Ala Al-Din Humayun Shah issued coins in gold, silver, and copper. Both his gold and silver coins are rare and his copper coins are scarce. One of his gold coins has a quotation of ‘Qur’an’ inscribed on it.
This gold tanka issued by him is listed for INR 55,000 in the upcoming auction of Classical Numismatic Gallery which will be held in Mumbai on 19th April 2014.
Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery
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