The Lodi dynasty was an Afghan dynasty that ruled in India from 1451 to 1526 AD. It was founded by Bahlul Khan Lodi when he replaced the Sayyid dynasty.
Bahlul Khan Lodi was recognized as a renowned warrior and was the governor of Sirhind (Punjab) also. Khan came to power after the last Sayyed ruler Allaudin Alam Shah stepped down from his throne and handed over power to Bahlul Khan.
Before gaining the throne to Delhi, Bahlul Lodi had already craftily expanded his territories towards Punjab, spreading his authority way further than that of the previous Syyed Kings. Bahlul Khan Lodi took control of the throne of Delhi on April 19th 1451 and took on the title of Bahlul Shah Ghazi.
After the enthronement, he introduced billon and copper coins. These coins of Bahlul Shah Lodi uniformly depicted the issuer name and mint name on the obverse and ‘Fi Zaman Amir-ul-Muminin Khulidat Khilafatuhu’ and the date on the reverse side of the coin.
Bahlul Lodi died in Delhi on July 12th 1489 and was succeeded by his sons Sikandar and Ibrahim Lodi, who would go onto expanding his empire, until finally being defeated by the mighty Mughals.
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