Horseman left, holding standard, Sri Hamira in Nagari / Bull standing left (flower on the rump), arabic number "1" on the bull, Suritana Sri Samasadina in Nagari around. 15mm, 3.61 grams. Mint of Delhi. "The Coins of the Indian Sultanates" D-45; Tye 386.1.
The number "1" was either the workshop designation orhe regnal year.
Shams-ud-din Iltutmis (12101236) was the third ruler of the Mamluk dynasty of Delhi of Turkic origin. He was a slave of Qutb-ud-din Aibak and later became his son-in-law and close lieutenant. He was the Governor of Badaun when he deposed Qutub-ud-din's successor Aram Shah and acceeded to the throne of the Delhi Sultanate in 1211. He shifted Capital from Lahore to Delhi, remained the ruler until his death on May 1, 1236. Iltutmish introduced the silver tanka and the copper jital-the two basic coins of the Sultanate period, with a standard weight of 175 grains.