Muhammad Shah’s Gold Mohur sold for INR 62,000

28 Dec 2017  Thu

Muhammad Shah was a Mughal ruler from 1719; he managed to hold onto the throne until his death until in 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.

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

This gold mohur issued by Muhammad Shah form the mint Kora during the 20th year of his reign was sold for INR 62,000 at Todywalla Auction. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with the name and title of Muhammad Shah. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with the Mint name ‘Kora’ with regnal year 20.