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Dynasty: Ghorids
Ruler: Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad bin Sam
Reigned: 559-600 AH (1163-1203 AD)
Denomination: Billon Jittal
Mint: Shurfurqan
Date of Issue:
Obverse: Rider on elephant
Reference: Tye 134.1
Weight: 2.5 gms
Diameter: 14.3 mm

Ghorids (Ghurids)

Mahmud's (Ghaznavids) descendants continued to rule over a gradually diminishing empire until 1150, when 'Ala'-ud-Din Husayn of Ghur, a mountainous region in central Afghanistan, sacked Ghazna and drove the last Ghaznavid out to India. 'Ala'-ud-Din's nephew, Mu'izz-ud-Din Muhammad (brother of Ghiyath), known as Muhammad of Ghur, first invaded India in 1175. After his death in 1206, his general, Qutb-ud-Din Aybak, became the sultan of Delhi.

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