This beautiful gold tanka was issued by Malwa Sultan Ghiyath Shah. 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.
Ghiyath Shah ruled Malwa Sultan from 1469 CE to 1500 CE. He was the eldest son of Mahmud and had also served his father as a military leader.
This mintless gold tanka weighs around 10.9g. The obverse of these coins is inscribed as ‘Al Wathiq Bi'l Malik Al Multaji Abu'l Fath Ghiyath Shah’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Bin Mahmudshah Al Khalji Al Sultan Khallada Mulkahu’.
This gold tanka is listed for INR 65,000 in the upcoming auction of Todywalla which will be held in Mumbai on 5th August 2018.
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