Ala Al-Din Alam Shah-The last ruler of the Sayyid Dynasty

15 Jan 2018  Mon

After the death of Muhammad Bin Farid in 1445 AD, his son Ala Al-Din Alam Shah succeeded him to the throne of Sayyid dynasty. This pleasure-loving ruler was more inefficient than his father. He voluntarily abdicated the throne of the Delhi Sultanate in favour of Bahlul Khan Lodi, the governor of Lahore and Sirhind, in 1451 and retired to Badaun (now in Uttar Pradesh), where he died in 1478.

The coins of Alam Shah are known in gold, silver, copper, and billon. They all are extremely rare.

This Billon Tanka of Ala Al-Din Alam Shah Minted at Hadrat Delhi in 852 AH. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with Persian legend ‘Alam Shah Sultan Bin Muhammad Shah Bi Hadrat Delhi’. The reverse of the coin read as ‘Al Khalifa Amir Al Muminin Khulidat Khilafatahu’.

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