Silver Rupee of Ahmad Shah Bahadur

13 Nov 2017  Mon

Ahmad Shah Bahadur was the ruler of Mughal Empire for a time between 1748 to 1754 CE, immediately after the death of his father Muhammad Shah.

Ahmad Shah Bahadur was born on December 23, 1725, in Delhi. He was the son of Muhammad Shah and his third wife Qudsia Begum. He ascended the throne as 15th Mughal Emperor on 18th of April 1748 at Red Fort in Delhi. He was given the title Abu Nasir Mujahid-ud-Din Ahmad Shah Ghazi.

When Ahmed Shah came to power, the rule of the Mughal Empire was collapsing. He ruled Mughal Empire for almost six years. He was deposed by Vizier Feroze JungIII who later blinded him along with his mother. He spent the remaining years of his life in prison and died in the year 1775 at the age of 50.

This silver rupee was issued by Ahmed Shah Bahadur. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with Persian legend “Ahmad Shah Bahadur Badshah Gazi Sikka Mubarak” while the reverse of the coins is inscribed as “Zarb Darulkhilafat Shahjahanabad Julus Mainamat Manus Sanah Ahad”.