MALWA Ghiyath falus 900 AH (1495 AD)


MALWA, Ghiyath, 1468-1500 AD, falus, 900 AH (1495 AD), Obverse: legend, Reverse: AL SULTAN BIN AL SULTAN, copper, 17mm square, 8.5g, GG-M88, VG

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Ghiyath Shah apparently didn’t have an appreciation for war and his neighbors took advantage. His children started fighting over the succession and he was shunted aside by one of the kids.

Malwa broke away from the Delhi Sultanate after the invasions of Tamerlane. Skulduggery ensued, various nobles, royals, and generals making moves against each other for 150 years until 1561, when the Moghul Emperor Akbar I invaded and conquered it.

The earliest ancient Indian coins were the “bent bar” punchmarked silvers of the Achaemenid Persians occupying Gandhara in northwest Pakistan. By the 3rd century BC coins were in general use in most of India and Ceylon, and in subsequent centuries struck round coins in gold, silver, and copper came into use throughout the subcontinent and beyond to Southeast Asia and Pacific islands to Java and beyond.