Aurangzeb Proclaimed Mughal Emperor of India

31 Jul 2020  Fri

Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-din Muhammad also known as Aurangzeb Badshah was the sixth and the last effective ruler of the Mughal Empire. He had conducted a various military campaign to extend the frontiers of vast Mughal Empire.

When Aurangzeb began his reign he made some changes in his coins. One of the major changes was the abolition of the Kalima. He also introduced a new julus formula which reads as ‘Sanah julus maimanat manus Zarb’ with the mint name.

An extremely rare silver 200 rupees of Aurangzeb minted at Dar-ul-Khilafah Shahjahanabad. The coin is partly struck and partly engraved. This is noticeable particularly at the end of those places on which the pressure of striking failed to produce a satisfactory result. On special occasions at the court, the Mughal rulers presented dignitaries with such huge coins of gold and silver.

The calligraphy is in the attractive Ta’liq script. The central panels on the front and back sides contain Aurangzeb’s name and titles together with the mint and the date. On the edge are written verses praising this money and the mild and glorious rule of Badshah Aurangzeb.

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