Coins of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan

09 Dec 2017  Sat

Mir Mahbub Ali Khan was the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad. Born in August 1866, he came to the throne at the age of three after the death of his father, Afzal-ud-Daula in 1869.

His reign of forty-two years was the most cherished in the memory of Hyderabad. His lasting legacy is evident not only in the affairs of the state but also imprinted on the lives and collective memory of his subjects.

Mahboob Ali was a perfect example of a Victorian Prince. He had a great taste for western culture and modern ways of life. Hyderabad continued to grow and it enjoyed peace and stability under his reign.

The above-shown coin was struck in the reign of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan in 1311 AH at Hyderabad. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with the Persian legend ‘Nizam-ul-Mulk Bahadur Asaf Jah’, Sanah 1311 and Numeral 92 which is the Numerical value of name “Muhammad”, while the reverse of the coin is read as ‘Zarb Farkhanda Bunyad Hyderabad Julus Mainamat Manus’ and RY 27. This coin was sold for INR 2,00,000 at Classical Numismatic Gallery.

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