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Medieval coins => Indian subcontinent: early Islamic Sultanates => Topic started by: Rajagopal on September 12, 2021, 08:55:23 AM

Title: Paika, Muhammad bin Tughluq. G/G D 390 R
Post by: Rajagopal on September 12, 2021, 08:55:23 AM
Looks like this one is not there in the index..Could not find one in Zeno as well. Weighs 4.13 g.

Obv 'al sultan zill allah'
Rev 'muhammad bin tughluqshah'

                                                                                      Rajagopal.
Title: Re: Paika, Muhammad bin Tughluq. G/G D 390 R
Post by: Saikat on September 12, 2021, 04:20:12 PM
Surprisingly I found one in my collection which I did not posted. So let's join this with your nice example.
Copper Paika
 4.48 gm
14.8 mm
Obv: Al sultan zill allah (the sultan the shadow of allah)
Rev: muhammad bin tughlaqshah
Thanks,
Saikat
Title: Re: Paika, Muhammad bin Tughluq. G/G D 390 R
Post by: THCoins on September 15, 2021, 01:05:37 PM
Nice finds ! As if this ruler did not already have enough different types  :P

The legend reminds me of this earlier Khwarezmshah type where the legend is slightly longer “السلطان / ظل الله في / الأرض “  “Al-Sultan / Zil Allah fi / al’ard”, or “The Sultan, the shadow of Allah on earth”.