Author Topic: Delhi Sultanate, Khiljis: Nasir Al-Din Khusru (Apr 15-Sep 5,1320), 2 Gani, D296  (Read 1952 times)

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Delhi Sultanate, Khiljis: Nasir Al-Din Khusru (April 15, 1320 to September 5, 1320; AH 720); Billon 2 Gani (Ref. R1057, Goron D296, T434)

For information on Khusru, and the 6 Gani coin, see this thread.

Mass=3.5 g

Obverse Al Sultan Al Azim Nasir Al-Dunya Wa Al-Deen [The Sultan, the Magnificent, Defender (of) the World and the Faith], 720 (AH)



Reverse In circle: Khusrow Shah; Margin: Al Sultan Wali Amir Al Momenin [The Sultan, Friend/Governor (of the) Commander of the Faithful]

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That was wonderful Overlord. 
I absolutely LOVE this coin!  I find the calligraphy compelling.  Is it my fever returning? 
As for H1N1,
I should imagine that my Moslem friends find the name "swine" flu rather course. 
richie

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Overlord,
The coin is an excellent and well preserved specimen. The Sultan ruled for a few months only and hence the number of coins issued would be few and to find such a beautiful one would need a lot of luck.
You have done an even more wonderful job explaining the legend on the coin.
Amit
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Thanks Richie and asm. The strike on this one is indeed quite crisp. Must have required a really powerful blow.

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Museum piece, Overlord. What a great find and how wonderfully analyzed.

Peter
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I found another.  :)
Nowhere near the first coin in terms of grade, but shows portion of the legend not visible in that example.

Obverse


Reverse