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Quality silver 2 ghani of Ala al-Din Mohamed (1296-1316 AD), dated to 696 AH / 1296 AD, Sultanate of Delhi, India (date not in Tye)

Quality silver 2 ghani of Ala al-Din Mohamed (1296-1316 AD), dated to 696 AH / 1296 AD, Sultanate of Delhi, India (date not in Tye)

Bilingual inscriptions (reflecting the intersection of Islamic and Hindu cultures): Mohamed Shah in Arabic in a double circle, Sri Sultan Alavadin in Nagari and the date in Brahmi numerals (696 AH / 1296 AD) in the circular margin / al-sultan al-azam ala al-dunya wal din in arabic.17mm, 3.39 grams. "The Coins of the Indian Sultanates" D-233; Rajgor 985, 990; Tye 419 (this date not listed).  

Two-ghani piece (=2 jitals = jital dugani = 1/24th of a silver tanka). Excellent debased silver coin, decent quality metal. 

Juna Khan Khilji, commonly known by his title as Ala-ud-din Khilji, was the second ruler of the Turko-Afghan Khilji dynasty in India. He is considered the most powerful ruler of the dynasty, reigning from 1296 to 1316. His is famous for successfully repelling the Mongol attack on India. He improved the border's fortifications and established garrisons and defeated the Mongol armies at the battles of Jalandhar (1298), Kili (1299), Amroha (1305) and Ravi (1306). He was a strategist and military commander who commanded forces across the Indian subcontinent. Sultan Ala-ud-din Khilji is also noted in history for being one of the few rulers in the world to have repeatedly defended his empire against Mongol invasions. 
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