Extremely Rare Shah Shuja's Silver Rupee Patna mint sold for INR 5,60,000

2024-03-30 Sat

Shah Shuja, the second son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal.

Shah Jahan appointed Shah Shuja as the Subahdar of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa. When Shah Jahan fell ill, a struggle for the throne started between his four sons - Dara Shikoh, Shah Shuja, Aurangzeb and Murad Baksh. Shuja immediately crowned himself the emperor and took imperial titles in November 1657.

Shah Shuja struck coins from three mints - Akbarnagar, Katak and Patna. He issued this issued this silver rupee, 11.43g, minted in Patna.

The obverse is inscribed with the legend Shah Shuja'a Muhammad Badshah Ghazi. The reverse is inscribed with the legend Shahada within a rectangle, names and qualities of the four Rashidoons in margins.