INDIA, BENGAL SULTANATE, Ala' al-Din Husain (1493-1519) Silver tanka, No mint, B773, RARE and SUPERB!

World Coins - INDIA, BENGAL SULTANATE, Ala' al-Din Husain (1493-1519) Silver tanka, No mint, B773, RARE and SUPERB!
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Obverse Legend: al-sultan al-adil ala' al-dunya wa'l din abu'l muzaffar 
Reverse Legend: husain shah al-sultan bin sayyid ashraf al-husaini khallada allah mulkahu wa sultanahu, with AH date 906
Date c. AH 906 (= 1500)
Weight 10.52 gm.
Diameter 28 mm.
Die axis 2 o'clock
Reference GG B773, Raj ---
Comments
This is an example of Type 3 of Husain's coins with ruler's titles on both sides of the coin.
 
A SUPERB example, on a large 28 mm flan, much better than the one illustrated in Goron & Goenka, which resolves their questions about what was on the last line of each side of the coin. A RARE type anyway and perhaps the finest known example.
 
The coin is on permanent display on the Bengal Sultanate page of the CoinIndia website, where a higher-resolution image can be seen. (Double-click on the thumbnail to see the high-res image.)
 
Price SKU: mh49.16
US$ 295.00
  • € 260.01
  • £ 216.26
  • AUD 408.49
  • CHF 269.98
  • CAD 367.78

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