The Malwa Sultanate was a late medieval independent Sultanate of the Turkish origin (Khalji) in the Malwa region. In the present-day it is located in the Madhya Pradesh state of India. It was founded by Dilawar Khan Ghuri, the governor of the Delhi Sultanate, who asserted his independence in 1392 CE.
Ghiyath Shah ruled Malwa Sultanate from AH 873 to AH 906. He was the eldest son of Mahmud and had also served his father as a military leader.
This mintless gold square tanka which weighs around 10.8 g was issued by him in the Hijri Year 888. The obverse of the coin depicts a Persian legend which reads as ‘Al Wathiq Bi'l Malik Al Multaji Abu'l Fath Ghiyath Shah’. The reverse of the coin reads as ‘Bin Muhammad Shah Al Khalji Al Sultan Khallada Mulkahu’.
This coin is listed for INR 44,000 in the upcoming auction of Todywalla which will be held in Ahmadabad on 9th February 2018.
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