|Lot 524. India, Delhi Sultanate. Shams-ud-din Iltutmish. ruled 1211-1236. Æ adli (12 mm, 0.64 g). Arabic legend Adl / Arabic legend Shams ud din. Not listed in Goron & Goenka. This is a new type, not recorded in any publication. Extremely rare.
Iltutmish was the third sultan of the so-called Slave Dynasty. He consolidated the new Islamic sultanate in India after the death of his predecessor Qutb-ud-din Aibak. Iltutmish successfully stopped the rampaging Mongols from entering the Indian subcontinent.
Estimate: US$ 125