Lot 212

Bengal Sultan, Ghiytah al-Din Balban, Lakhnauti Mint, Silver Tanka


  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 4000 - 5000
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Catalog Reference #
G&G # B78
Metal Composition
Silver
Lot Grade/Condition
extra fine
Diameter
29.01 mm
Weight
10.95 gms
Denomination
Tanka
Calendar/Year
AH 664-686, 1266-1287 AD

Bengal Sultanate, Ghiytah al-Din Balban (AH 664-686, 1266-1287 AD), Silver Tanka, 10.95 gms, 29.01 mm, Lakhnauti Mint, This specimen shows the beginning part of the mint epithet “bakhitta …” beginning after the word al-Fidda (transl. the (piece of) silver) between 9 and 8 o clock on the reverse. Khitta most probably denotes an administrative unit under the Sultan’s rule. Citing the last Abbasid Caliph al-Mustasim Billah who was deceased at this point in time, G&G # B78, extra fine, very scarce.