This extremely rare gold mohur was issued by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the Hijri year 1040AH during the 4th year of his reign. This coin was sold for INR 300000 by Oswal Auction held in Pune on 16th December 2017.
Shihabuddin Muhammad Shah Jahan Badshah Gazi was the fifth Mughal ruler. He ruled the empire from 1628 to 1658 AD. The reign of Shah Jahan is considered as the most glorious period of the Mughal rule in India. He was one of the greatest rulers of Mughal Empire. He was born as Prince ‘Khurram’ to the Mughal Jahangir in the year 1592 AD. The meaning of the word Shah Jahan is ‘King of the world’. He is best known for ‘Taj Mahal’ which he build in the memory of his beloved wife ‘Mumtaz Mahal’. Another one of his famous creations is the Peacock Throne. His reign is also described as ‘Golden Age’ of Mughal Empire.
This gold mohur weighs around 10.9g. The obverse of the coin depicts an inscription "Sahib Qiran Sani Shihab ud din Muhammad Shah Jahan Badshah Gazi” with Hijri date 1040. The reverse of the coin depicts the Kalima & Mint name Ahmedabad with regnal year 4.