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Ghorids of Ghazna, Taj Al-Din Yildiz, Billon Jital, Ghazna mint,  Tye 199
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Re: Ghorids of Ghazna, Taj Al-Din Yildiz, Billon Jital, Ghazna mint
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 01:24:38 PM »
Nice specimen.
This is one of the types where Yildiz names his overlord Mu'izz-ud-din Muhammd bin Sam and uses the title "abdu al-Malik": "the Slave-King" for himself.

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Re: Ghorids of Ghazna, Taj Al-Din Yildiz, Billon Jital, Ghazna mint
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 11:39:43 AM »
Could Abd el Malik not be interpreted as "slave of the king" also? Leaving aside if the confusion was meant as a careful challenge or a clumsy compliment.

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Re: Ghorids of Ghazna, Taj Al-Din Yildiz, Billon Jital, Ghazna mint
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 06:04:54 PM »
Yes, with the way it seems written here it might be interpreted in this way. However. after al-Malik comes "al-mu’azzam / Taj-ud-dunya wa al-d / in Yildiz". So it is likely that Yildiz refers to himself here. In addition "al-malik al-mu'azzam" is a lower rank title than the "al-Sultan al-a'zam" of the Ghorid overlord. So which other subordinate king could Yildiz otherwise be referring to ?
More evidence comes from the Tye#200 bull jital types where the legend is : “Mu’izz ud-duniya / wa al-din / ‘Abduh / Yildiz”. So here Yildiz unmistakebly refers first to his overlord Mu'izz, and then to himself as "the slave Yildiz".