The state of Awadh or Oudh originated from the ancient city of Ayodhya. In the medieval times, Awadh is mentioned during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great. In the British historical text, it is mention as ‘Audh’ or ‘Oudh’. The region is located in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh.
The Nawabs of this state traced their origin to ‘Muhammad Amin’, a Persian adventurer who served the Mughal Emperor, 'Muhammad Shah’. Muhammad Amin was appointed as the Subahdar of Awadh in 1720 AD. In the later period, Awadh declared its Independence towards the decline of the Mughal Empire.
This gold Ashrafi was issued by Ghazi-du-Din Haidar in the Hijri year 1239 during the 5th year of his reign. It was sold for INR 80,000 in Classical Numismatic Gallery Auction.