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Offline sarwar khan

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Ala al din masud علاءالدین مسعود May 1242 – 10 June 1246 was the son of Rukn ud-Din Firuz (1236), grandson of Shah Turkan and the nephew of Raziya al-Din (1236–40). After his predecessor and uncle Muiz ud-Din Bahram was murdered by the army in 1242 after years of disorder, the chiefs chose for him to become the next ruler. However, he was more of a puppet for the chiefs and did not actually have much power or influence in the government. Instead, he became infamous for his fondness for entertainment and wine. Like his predecessor, he was considered "incompetent and worthless." By 1246, the chiefs became upset with his increasing hunger for more power in the government, and replaced him with his cousin Nasir ud din Mahmud (1246–66), grandson of Iltutmish through his son Nasiruddin Mahmud. The Mongols plundered Lahore in 1246.

Details about the coin:-
Sultan - Ala al din masud (AD 1242 - 1246 )
Obv: al-sultan al-a'zam mas'ud shah bin sultan.
Rev: crude horseman.
Mint- Badaun .
Weight - 3.46 gram.
Denomination - Jital.
Rarity - Scarce .
Reference - G&G D0125.

Foot note :- The early Delhi Sultans did not only mint Jitals in Delhi, but also in the city of Budaon.
Budaon is also variably spelled as Budaun, Badaun, Buda'un, and Budayun. The differences in spelling stem from the transcription of the name of the city as written in Sanskrit and Persian at the time.The Bull and Horseman Jitals of earlier Budaon ruler Amrita Pala are generally considered the root type of the Budaon Jitals.
The type was continued after the islamic invasion under Muhammad Bin Sam and subsequently the early Delhi Sultans.
Over time the design of the depictions on the coin became very much abstracted. Under Muhammad Bin Sam the sides still showed the Bull and Horseman. Under the Delhi sultans the Bull was replaced by Arab text.

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Offline THCoins

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Thanks for displaying these, as this is a relatively newly known variant of the type. As previously also shown by our member Ansari on Zeno.
As is clear from your coin the top line here has "Mu'azzam" instead of "al-a'zam".
The abstracted horseman is difficult to recognize, but on both your coins this side now is more or less upside-down.

Offline sarwar khan

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Thanks for displaying these, as this is a relatively newly known variant of the type. As previously also shown by our member Ansari on Zeno.
As is clear from your coin the top line here has "Mu'azzam" instead of "al-a'zam".
The abstracted horseman is difficult to recognize, but on both your coins this side now is more or less upside-down.
Thanks THcoins sir for your wonderful compliment.

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