Muiz Al-Din Behram Shah Silver Tanka

2019-04-17 Wed

Muiz Al-Din Behram Shah was the sixth sultan of the Mamluk Dynasty. He was the son of Shams ud Din Iltutmist and also half brother of Razia Sultan. After the death of his father Iltutmish, he declares himself as king with the help of forty chiefs. Later, all the chiefs who supported him became disordered and arguing about petty and trivial matters with each other. Due to this reason he was murdered by his own one of the official after two years of his reign in the year 1242 CE.

This silver tanka was issued by Muiz Al-Din Behram Shah during the Hijri Year 638. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al Sultan Al Azam Muiz Al Dunya Wa'L Din Abu'L Muzaffar Bahram Shah Bin Al-Sultan, Nasir Amir Ul Muminin In Segments In Single Square’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Fi Ahad Al-Imam Al-Muntasir Ameer-Ul-Mominin in square’.

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