Prince Khurram was nearly 35 years old when he sat on the Mughal throne with the title Shah Jahan. He succeeded his father Jahangir in the year 1627. The meaning of the word Shah Jahan is ‘King of the world’. He was the third son of Mughal Emperor Jahangir and the fifth Mughal Emperor; he reigned from 1628 to 1658. He is best known for ‘Taj Mahal’ which he built in the memory of his beloved wife ‘Mumtaz Mahal’. He was also associated with the monuments like Red Fort of Delhi, Jama Masjid of Delhi, Moti Masjid in Lahore (Pakistan).
This silver rupee which he issued with his pre-accession name ‘Khurram’ was sold for INR 12,00,000 at Todywalla Auction. The weight of the coin is around 11.4g; it was minted in ‘Lahore’ in Hijri year 1037. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with ‘Abul Muzaffar Nasir ud-Din Muhammad Shah Jahan Khurram Badshah Ghazi’ and reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘La ila ila Allah, Mahummad Rasul Allah’.