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. 18mm, 9.00 grams. NM (Delhi?), dated (with the date written out) to 740 AH (1339 AD). Goron/Goenka #D371. SKU Q473-49196
This is a rare type with the word "bin" placed after "Muhammad" on obverse. This type is much rarer than D370.
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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