|Lot 559. India, Delhi Sultanate. Muhammad bin Sam. ruled A.D. 1193-1206. BI jital (14 mm, 3.64 g). Nagari legend Sri Hamira / Nagari legend Sri Mahamada Sama. Tye 185. Choice.
Muhammad bin Sam was the Afghan invader who established the first Muslim kingdom at Delhi. He copied the jitals of the Hindu kings he defeated. He replaced their name with his own name, keeping the Devanagari legend so it could be read by the native population.
Estimate: US$ 45