GHAZNI SULTANATE

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

SULTANATE

(Northern India)

6-GHAZNI SULTANATE

A.H 388-582 / A.D 998–1186 (188 YEARS )

GHAZNI SULTANATE

The names and dates of those Ghaznavid rulers who issued coins in the Panjab

( * coin in collection)

1- Mahmud AH 388-422 / AD 998-1030

2- Masud AH 422-433 / AD 1030-1041

3-* Maudud AH 433-442 / AD 1041-1050

4- Abdal Rashid AH 442-445 / AD 1050-1053

5- Farrukhzad AH 445-451 / AD 1053-1059

6- Ibrahim AH 451-493 / AD 1059- 1099

7- * Masud-III AH 493-509 / AD 1099- 1115

8- * Malik Arslan AH 509-512 / AD 1115-1118

9- * Bahram Shah AH 512-547 / AD 1118-1152

10- * Khusru Shah AH 547-555 / AD 1152-1160

11- * Khusru Malik AH 555-582 / AD 1160-1186

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GHAZNI SULTANATE

In AD 1030, Sind was invaded and finally conquered by Mahmud of Ghazna (A.H 388-421 / A.D.998-1031) After the death of Mahmud the empire weakened and in the end became confined to its holding in the Punjab. Mahmud of Ghazna issued the coins in his name.

His Successors ruled till AD 1186 when the state of Ghazni sultanate annexed by the Ghurids under Muizz-ud-din Muhammad bin Sam, in A.H 582 (A.D 1186)

(1) SHIHAB AL-DAULA MAUDUD

(s/o Masud-1 bin Mahmud Gahzni)

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6-Gazni Sultanate: Maudud Shah /Coin-1

Ruler : Maudud Shah

Year : A.H 433-442 / A.D 1041-1050

Denomination: Jital,       Metal: Billon      Date: 434-435

Reference: Rajgor-1920, Goron-GZ.15, Lahore, 3.2 g.

Rarity : RARE

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(1) ALA-UD-DAULAH MASUD-III

(S/o king Ibrahim)

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6-Gazni Sultanate, Masud-III /Coin-1

Ruler : Masud-iii

Year : A.H 493-509 / A.D 1099-1115

Denomination: DIRHAM,    Metal: Billon

Reference: Rajgor-1933, Goron-GZ.40, 3.3 g

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(2) BAHA-UD-DAULAH MALIK ARSLAN

(S/o king Masud-iii)

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6-Gazni Sultanate, Malik Arslan /Coin-1

Ruler : Malik Arsalan

Year : A.H 509– 512 / A.D 1115-1118

Denomination: DIRHAM,         Metal: Billon

Reference: Rajgor-1935, Goron-GZ.46, 3.2 g

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(3) YAMIN-UD-DAULAH BAHRAM SHAH

(S/o Arslan & Grand son of king Ibrahim)

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6-Gazni Sultanate, Bahram Shah /Coin-1

Ruler : Bahram Shah

Year : A.H 512-547 / A.D 1118-1152

Denomination: DIRHAM,      Metal: Billon

Reference: Rajgor-1937, Goron-GZ.47, 3.2 g

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6-Gazni Sultanate, Bahram Shah /Coin-2

Ruler : Bahram Shah

Year : A.H 512-547 / A.D 1118-1152

Denomination: JITAL,      Metal: Billon

Reference: Bull to left type, Goron-GZ.49, 3 g

Rarity : SCARCE

Note: – This has previously been misattributed to Raziyya, ruler of Delhi.

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6-Gazni Sultanate, Bahram Shah /Coin-3

Ruler : Bahram Shah

Year : A.H 512-547 / A.D 1118-1152

Denomination: JITAL,        Metal: Billon

Reference: Bull to left type, Goron-GZ.50, 3-3.4 g

Rarity : SCARCE

Note: – This has previously been misattributed to Raziyya, ruler of Delhi.

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(4) MUIZZ AL-DAULA KHUSRU SHAH

(S/o King Bahram Shah)

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6-Gazni Sultanate, Khusru Shah /Coin-1

Ruler : Khusru Shah

Year : A.H 545-555 / A.D 1152-1160

Denomination: JITAL,        Metal: Billon

Reference: Bull to left type, Goron-GZ.-56, 3.2-3.4 g

Rarity : SCARCE

Note: – Formerly attributed to the Ghaurid ruler Muhammad bin Sam.

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(5) TAJ-UD-DAULAH KHUSRU MALIK

(S/o Khusru Shah and grand son of Bahram Shah)

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6-Gazni Sultanate, Khusru Malik /Coin-1

Ruler : Khusru Malik

Year : A.H 555-582 / A.D 1160-1186

Denomination: DIRHAM,         Metal: Billon

Reference: Rajgor-1942, Goron-GZ-63, 3.2 g

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6-Gazni Sultanate, Khusru Malik /Coin-2

Ruler : Khusru Malik

Year : A.H 555-582 / A.D 1160-1186

Denomination: DIRHAM,        Metal: Billon

Reference: Goron-GZ-64, 3.2 g

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6-Gazni Sultanate, Khusru Malik /Coin-3

Ruler : Khusru Malik

Year : A.H 555-582 / A.D 1160-1186

Denomination: DIRHAM,         Metal: Billon

Reference: Goron-GZ-65, 3.2 g

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