Sunday, March 22, 2015

Delhi Sultanate - Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq (AH720-725) Gold Tanka

Sultanate - Delhi - Jats - Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq (AH720-725 / 1320-1325AD)
Reference: Poole# 

Inscription: Read top-to-bottom & right-to-left

Obverse (field)
al-sultan al-ghazi
the sultan, the slayer of infedels
ghiyath al-dunya wa'l din
supporter of the world and the faith (laqab or epithet)
abu'l muzaffar
father of the victorious one (kunya)

Reverse (field)
tughluq shah 
tughluq shah
al-sultan nasir
the sultan defender
amir al-mu’minin
commander of the faithful

Reverse (marginal segments)

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