A standard in both gold and silver, of about one hundred and seventy- four grains in each metal, introduced by the kings of Dehli. The Tankah was di- vided into sixty-four parts, each called a Kani, and equal to four Falus.
On the copper coins of Jahangir, the son of Akbar, are to be found the words rawani and raij, both meaning "current coin," and corresponding in weighl with the Tankah. Valentine, Modern copper coins of the Muhammaden States, 1911, (p. 162) describes a piece of four Tankahs struck by Akbar for Kabul A. II. 996. The piece of fifty Kani (Fonrobert, Die Jules Fonrobert'sche Sammlung uberseeische Munzen, 1878, No. 2917) was known as Adli.
See Also: Tankah
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)