Billon tanka of Mohamed III (1325-1351), 740 AH (1339), Delhi Sultanate, India

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Duriba fi zaman al-abd al-rafi rahmat allah muhammad bin // al-sultan al-sa'id al-shahid tughluq shah, fi saneh arba'in wa deb miat. 21mm, 9.02 grams. NM (Delhi?), dated (with the date written out) to 740 AH (1339 AD). Goron/Goenka #D370. SKU Q332-49751

Muhammad bin Tughluq was born to Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, who was in turn the son of a Turkic slave father and a Hindu Indian mother, and was the founder of the Tughluq dynasty after taking control of the Delhi Sultanate. He saw a long and eventful reign - numismatically, he left a fascinating record which included numerous coin types which included remarkable issues of fiduciary bronze tankas and half-tankas.

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