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Silver Tanka of Jalal Al-Din Firuz Shah Khilji

25 Apr 2019  Thu

Jalal Al-Din Firuz Shah Khilji was the founder of Khalji Dynasty, The Khalji dynasty was the second dynasty to rule Delhi Sultanate, and they ruled Delhi for almost 30 years from 1290 CE till 1320 CE.

Jalal-Al-Din Firuz Shah Khilji sat on the throne of Delhi in the year 1320, after killing the last successor of Mamluk dynasty Muiz ud din Quiqabad. Before taking the throne of Delhi Sultanate, Khilji dynasty was the vessel of Mamluk dynasty.

Jalal-Al-Din Firuz Shah Khiji had served as commander in chief in the army of Mamluk Dynasty under sultan Kaiqabad. Later, he took the advantage of Sultan Kaiqabad, got him killed and sat on the throne of Delhi Sultanate.

Jalal Al-Din Firuz Shah Khilji ruled Delhi Sultanate for almost 6 years from 1290 CE till 1296 CE. After sitting on the throne of Delhi Sultanate he issued coins in gold, silver, copper, and billon. It consists of various denominations such as Tanka, Jital, Paika, and Adli.

This silver tanka was issued by Jalal Al-Din Firuz Shah Khilji from the mint Hadrat Delhi. The weight of this silver tanka is around 10.98g and it was issued during the Hijri year 691. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al Sultan Al Azam Jalal Al Dunya Wa'l Din Abu'l Muzaffar Firuz Shah Al-Sultan in Double Square’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Imam Al-Musta'sim Amir al mominin, Mint, and Date on Margin.

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