Gold Mohur of Muhammad Shah

01 Nov 2017  Wed

Muhammad Shah ruled Mughal Empire from 1719; he managed to hold onto the throne until his death till 1748. He was the son of Khujista Akhtar, the fourth son of Bahadur Shah I. He sat on the Mughal throne at the age of 17, with the help of Sayyid brother. Later he got rid of them with the help of Asaf Jha I.

Reign of Muhammad Shah lasted for almost 29 years. His reign marked the rapid decline of Mughal Empire. During his reign, Nadir Shah attacked and looted Delhi and took Peacock Throne with him. During his reign, the states of Hyderabad, Bengal, and Awadh were established as independent kingdoms.

This very rare gold mohur of Muhammad Shah weighs around 10.7g, minted at Muazzamabad is listed at INR 80,000-90,000 in the upcoming auction of Todywalla which will be held in Mumbai on 4th November 2017.

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