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Medieval coins => Indian subcontinent: early Islamic Sultanates => Topic started by: Overlord on January 18, 2009, 11:38:08 AM

Title: Delhi Sultanate, Khiljis: ‘Ala’ al-Din Muhammad (695–715AH,1296-1316AD), 6 Gani
Post by: Overlord on January 18, 2009, 11:38:08 AM
Info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala_ud_din_Khilji

Billon 6 Gani, 704 or 714 AH (Ref. R991, Goron D232, Tye 418.1)

Obverse Al-sultan Al-Azim 'Ala Al-Dunya Wa Al-Deen (The Sultan, the greatest one, excellence of the world and of the faith)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/003-1.jpg)

Here is a crude illustration depicting my take on the legend.
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Ex1.jpg)

Reverse Abu Al-Muzaffar Muhammad Shah Al-Sultan (Father of the victorious, Muhammad Shah, the Sultan)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/004-1.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Ex2.jpg)

Break-up of the inscription: Please point out any mistakes you spot in this.
Obverse
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Al1.jpg)
First line:         Alif+Lam=Al
                     Sin (medial) (invisible on these coins!)+Lam+Toe+Alif+Nun (detached form)=Sultan
                     Alif+Lam=Al
Second line:     'Ain (initial form)+Zoe+Mim=Azim
                     'Ain (initial form)+Lam+Alif='Ala
                     Alif+Lam=Al
                     Da (of Dunya)
Third line:        Nun+Ye (medial form)=Dunya
                     Waw=Wa
                     Alif+Lam=Al
                     Da+Ye+Nun=Deen

Reverse
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Al2.jpg)

First line:       Ain+Be+Waw=Abu
                   Alif+Lam=Al
                   Mim+Zoe+Fe+Ra=Muzaffar
Second line:  Mim+Ha+Mim+Da=Muhammad
                  Shin (initial form)+Alif+He (detached form)=Shah
Third line:     Alif+Lam=Al
                  Sin (medial) (invisible on these coins!)+Lam+Toe+Alif+Nun (detached form)=Sultan