A silver tanka coined by Balban

Source: http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/coinindia/store/viewitem.asp?idProduct=619
(downloaded Feb. 2008)

"DELHI SULTANATE, Ghiyath al-din Balban (1266-87) Silver tanka of Hadrat Dehli. Obverse: Legend. Reverse: Legend, in the name of the Caliph al-Must'asim. Date AH 664-686 (1266-1287 CE). Weight  10.79 gm. Diameter  30 mm."

Another tanka, also from the Delhi mint, and showing the date, 678 AH (1279/80)

Source: http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/parscoins/store/viewitem.asp?idProduct=7340
(downloaded Oct. 2008)

Balban's tomb, in Mehrauli, as it looks today: *more images*

Source: http://rubens.anu.edu.au/raider6/india/delhi/mehrauli_archaeological_park/tomb_of_balban_13thc/
(downloaded Jan. 2006)

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