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Huge silver tanka of Sikandar Shah I (1357-1389 AD), Hadrat Firuzabad mint, dated 781 AH (1379 AD), Bengal Sultanate, India (G/G #B193)

Huge silver tanka of Sikandar Shah I (1357-1389 AD), Hadrat Firuzabad mint, dated 781 AH (1379 AD), Bengal Sultanate, India (G/G #B193)

Persian inscriptions on both sides, naming Sikandar and his titles spread on both sides. Hadrat Firuzabad mint, dated 781 AH = 1379 AD. 33mm, 10.8 grams. Goron/Goenka "The Coins of the Indian Sultanates" #B193.

Abul Mujahid Sikandar Shah, commonly known as Sikandar Shah; was the second Sultan of Bengal and the Ilyas Shahi dynasty. He was the son of Shamsuddin Ilyas Shah. Sikandar Shah continued to project the imperial ambitions of his father. He defeated the Sultan of Delhi in 1359. His reign is also noted for its grandiose architectural projects.

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