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Medieval coins => Indian subcontinent: early Islamic Sultanates => Topic started by: capnbirdseye on February 01, 2012, 03:08:48 PM

Title: Ghaznavids in India, Mu'izz al-Daula Khusru Shah, billon jital.
Post by: capnbirdseye on February 01, 2012, 03:08:48 PM
Not sure what denomination this coin is,  Nagari one side & Kufic the other, it's different to all the other bull & horse type coins I have


13mm,   weight 2.95g
Title: Re: Mohammad Bin Sam, copper coin
Post by: Oesho on February 02, 2012, 12:19:54 AM
Ghaznavids, Mu'izz al-Daula Khusru Shah (AH545-555/AD1152-1160), billon jital. This coin was formerly attributed to the Ghurid ruler Muhammad bin Sam.
Obv.: stylised bull to left; sri sama above.
Rev.: mu'izz within rayed circle.
Ref.: G/G GZ56.
Title: Re: Mohammad Bin Sam, copper coin
Post by: capnbirdseye on February 02, 2012, 12:56:21 PM
interesting stuff, thank you Oesho
Title: Re: Ghaznavids in India, Mu'izz al-Daula Khusru Shah, billon jital.
Post by: drnsreedhar on July 29, 2019, 09:00:06 AM
Here is one from my collection
Title: Re: Ghaznavids in India, Mu'izz al-Daula Khusru Shah, billon jital.
Post by: THCoins on July 30, 2019, 09:05:24 AM
Nice addition to the thread. The bull on these already has degenerated to some sort of Caterpillar. On your specimen the Mu'izzi is still inscribed very neatly. I have some others where this also becomes less readable. I think the deteriorating cquality of the coins reflects the gradual downfall of the Ghaznavid empire at the time.