Muhammad Shah’s Gold Mohur

02 Dec 2017  Sat

This gold mohur was issued by Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah from the mint Lahore. Lahore was the part of Mughal Empire from 1524 to 1752. It was the historic capital of Punjab and one of the most important cities in the Mughal Empire. During the period of Mughal Empire, it reached the peak of architectural glory. Mughal Empire gave Lahore some of its finest architectural monument. Mughal Emperor lived in Lahore for a long period.

Lahore was one of the prolific mints of Mughals. It has issued coins in all three metals: - gold, silver and copper on regular bases.

This gold mohur was issued by Muhammad Shah during the 26th year of his reign. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with name and title of the king with AH year 1156 and reverse of the coin is inscribed with mint name ‘Dar-ul-Sultanate Lahore’ with regnal year 26.