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RARE! Bengal issue tanka of Balban (1266-1287), Lakhnauti mint in Bengal, Delhi Sultanate, India

RARE! Bengal issue tanka of Balban (1266-1287), Lakhnauti mint in Bengal, Delhi Sultanate, India

Persian legend spread on both sides: Al Sultan al-azam ghiyath al-dunya wa'l din abu'l sutan muzaffar / al Imam al-Mustasim amir al-muminin ("Imam al-Mustasim, leader of the faithful), date and mint in circular margins. Superb high quality, light toning. Dated to 667 AH = 1268 AD. 29mm, 10.7 grams. Mint of Lakhnauti. Very rare!!! "The Coins of the Indian Sultanates" B78, Rajgor 936.

Might be of type B-79 (with the month of the issue written along with the year), but the month is not visible (struck off-flan?).

 

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