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1 Tanka - Nasir al-Din Mahmud I ibn Iltutmish

1 Tanka - Nasir al-Din Mahmud I ibn Iltutmish -  obverse 1 Tanka - Nasir al-Din Mahmud I ibn Iltutmish -  reverse

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Features

Country Sultanate of Delhi
Type Common coin
Years 1246-1266
Value 1 Tanka
Metal Gold
Weight 10.96 g
Diameter 26 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References C# 335
Coins of the World, 1750-1850
by William D. Craig
(Whitman Publishing)

Obverse

Lettering:
Field within double circle
al-sultan al-a‘zam / nasir al-dunya wa’l-din / abu’l-muzaffar mahmud / ibn al-sultan

Margin
duriba hadhihi’l-sikka bi-hadrat dihli …. in wa sittmi’a

Translation:
Field within double circle
“The Supreme Sultan Defender of the World and the State, Father of Victory Mahmud son of the Sultan.”

Margin
“this coin struck at Hadrat Dihli ….. and six hundred

Reverse

Lettering:
Within double circle
pellet / fi ‘ahd al-imam / al-musta’sim amir / al-mu’minin

Margin
largely off flan sana arba‘ wa sittin wa sittmi’a

Translation:
Within double circle
“in the time of the Imam al-Musta’sim, Commander of the Faithful”

Margin
“the year four and sixty and six hundred”

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC
ND (1246-1266)  Delhi mint

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