Who introduced Tanka and Jital?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 5th, 2022

The Delhi Sultan Iltutmish introduced the Tanka and Jital. The Tanka, a silver coin, and the Jital, a copper coin, served as the foundation for the sultanate's later coinage. The invaders introduced the coins before Iltutmish, which featured Bull and Shivalinga in addition to Sanskrit letters.

Introduction of Tanka and Jital

  • Silver Tanka and Copper Jital, the two currencies of the Delhi Sultanate, were introduced by Iltutmish.
  • Iltutmish issued a silver tanka that weighed 175 grams.
  • Later, Balban released a gold tanka of the same weight.
  • During this time, five dynasties came and went; the Mamluk Dynasty came to power first, followed by the Khilji Dynasty.
  • The House of Tughlaqs came; next, the Sayyids and the Lodhis were the last to rule.
  • The kings of the Delhi Sultanate represented the Abbasid Caliph.
  • The first introduction of the Tanka and Jital coins was made by Iltutmish, the third Mamluk dynasty monarch.
  • The "Pure Arabic Coin" was first introduced in India by Iltutmish.
  • After he was invested as the Sovereign Sultan of Delhi by the Caliph of Baghdad, the coins were inscribed with "The Mighty Sultan, Sun of the Empire and the Faith, Conquest-laden, Il-Tutmish.


Who introduced Tanka and Jital?

Delhi Sultan Iltutmish first used the Tanka and Jital. Later, the coinage of the sultanate was built on the Tanka, a silver coin, and the Jital, a copper coin. From 1206 to 1526, the Delhi Sultanate was in power.


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