Mughal Emperor Jahangir was son of Akbar the great. He was fourth Mughal Emperor of India. He was born in the city of Fatehpur Sikri, near Agra. His real name was Nur-ud-din Muhammad Salim, but he took the title ‘Jahangir’ when he sat on Mughal throne. The meaning of the word Jahangir is ‘Conqueror of the World’. He ruled India for almost 23 years from 1605 until his death 1627. In these 23 years of his reign he worked on the expansion of Mughal Empire.
Jahangir was known as the patron of arts and architecture. He also encouraged many artists and painters during his time and played an important role in the development of Mughal art and architecture. He is also known for his architecture works; the most famous work undertaken during his reign being the exquisite Shalimar Gardens in Kashmir.
This gold heavy square mohur which weighs around 12.7g was issued by him during 2nd year of his reign was sold for INR 2,00,000 at Todywalla Auction. The obverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Nur-Al-Din Jahangir shah Akbar Shah’ with regnal year 2. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Ruye Zar Ra Sakht Norrani Mihr-o-Mah’ with the mint name Lahore and AH date 1016.