A perfectly preserved gold tanka from the earliest years (1325/6) of Muhammad Shah Tughluq's reign
(downloaded Jan. 2006)
"Muhammad III bin Tughluq.1325-1351 AD. AV Tanka (24mm, 12.81 gm, 3h).
Hadrat (Dehli) mint. Dated AH 726 (1325/6 AD). 'I testify that there is
no god but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is his servant and his messenger'
in four lines across field / 'He who trusts in the support of the Merciful,
Muhammad Shah al-Sultan' in three lines across field; 'struck was this
tanka in Hadrat (Dehli) in the year six and twenty and seven hundred' in
An example of Muhammad Tughluq's copper "forced currency," c.1327-30
(downloaded May 2007)
"Mohammed III ibn Tughluq (1325 - 1351 AD). AE Tanka / Token Currency (1329 AD). 21 mm. 9.07 gm. Obverse: Arabic legend. Reverse: Persian legend."
Another of Muhammad Tughluq's "forced currency" copper tankas
(downloaded Feb. 2008)
"DELHI SULTANATE, TUGHLUQ: Muhammad III bin Tughluq Copper tanka. Obverse: Legend. Reverse: Legend, including mint name Tughluqpur 'urf Tirhut in margin. Date AH 730-732 (1329-1332 CE). Weight 9.33 gm. Diameter 22 mm."
*"FORCED CURRENCY" bronze coins** (Ancient Coins Canada); scroll down in the page for a series of Sultanate coins, including a special display of these "forced currency" ones from c.1327: *one example**
A gold dinar coined in 733 AH (1332/3)
(downloaded Feb. 2007)
One final and especially attractive example
(downloaded Sept. 2006)
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