Coins of Malwa Sultan Ghiyath Shah

28 Feb 2018  Wed

The Malwa Sultanate was a late medieval independent Sultanate of the Turkish origin 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.

The legend on this coin reads as ‘Al-Wathiq Bi’l Malik Al-Multaji Abul Fath Ghiyath Shah’ the meaning of ‘Al-Wathiq Bi’l Wathiq Bi’l Malik Al-Multaji’ is ‘he who trusts in the king, he who seeks refuge (in god). The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Bin Mahmud Shah Al-Khalji Al-Sultan Khallada Mulkahu’ with Hijri date 880.

This legend is used both on his gold square coins and silver coins. Small fractional coins issued by him have the legend ‘Al-Kibriya’ lillah’.

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