Independent Kingdom Rohilkhand Gold Mohur

06 Dec 2019  Fri

Najibabad is a town and also a municipal board in the Bijnor district in the Indian States of Uttar Pradesh.

Najibabad was founded by Nawab Najib-ud-Daula a Rohilla Yousafzai Pashtun and a serviceman of both the Mughal Empire and the Durrani Empire in the year 1740. Later, the state of Najibabad got independent from Rohilla tribes, and also received the title, ‘Nawab Najib-ud-Daulla’. In Najibabad, there was a fort of great Sultana Daku or ‘The Sultan Bandit’ and this fort is still situated in Najibabad. Najibabad is also known as ‘GATEWAY OF HIMALAYAS’ and ‘shehro ka shehar’.

This gold mohur which weighs around 10.83g was issued from Independent Kingdom Rohilkhand in the name of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II during the 4th year of this reign. The obverse of this coin depicts the name and title of Shah Alam II. The reverse of this coin depicts Julus formula and mint name Najibabad.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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