|Lot 530. India, Bengal Sultanate. Shams al-Din Ilyas. ruled A.D. 1342-1357. AR tanka (25 mm, 10.91 g). Firuzabad, AH 750 (1349 AD). Goron & Goenka, The Coins of the Indian Sultanates, B151. A choice specimen with a clear date and mint.
Shams al-Din Ilyas conquered both East and West Bengal, and in doing so he became the first independent ruler to rule combined Bengal once the power of the Delhi Sultans began to wane.
Estimate: US$ 90