Billon Six Ghani of Delhi Sultan Shihab Al-Din Umar (Khalji Sultan)

2019-04-19 Fri

Shihab-Al-Din Umar was the ruler of Delhi Sultanate, he was the third ruler of Khalji Dynasty who sat on the throne of Delhi Sultanate in the year 1316 CE. The Khalji Dynasty was the second dynasty to rule Delhi Sultanate. They were a Muslim dynasty of Turkish origin which ruled north India from 1290 CE-1320 CE. This was the powerful dynasty who successfully stopped the Mongol invaders and raided into the south of the country.

Shihab Al-Din Umar ascended on the throne of Delhi Sultanate after the death of his father Alauddin Khalji the year 1316 CE with the help of his Military Commander, Malik Kafur.

This very rare Billon Six Gani was issued by him after sitting on the throne of Delhi Sultanate. The weight of these Six Gani is around 3.64g. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Abul Muzaffar Umar Shah Al Sultan’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Al-Sultan Al-Azam Shihab Al-Dunya Wa’l Din.

Image Courtesy: Oswal Antiques