Murad Bakhsh's Silver Rupee Sold for INR 35,000

09 Jan 2018  Tue

Murad Bakhsh was the youngest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. He was born in the year 1624, being the youngest made him a favourite of his elder siblings. In the year 1642, he was appointed as Subedar of Multan. He was also the Subedar of Balkh until he was replaced by his elder brother Aurangzeb in 1647. In 1657, Murad Bakhsh declared himself as the Emperor at Ahmadabad.

He issued coins in gold, silver and copper. This silver rupee which weighs around 11.4 g was issued by him. This coin was sold for INR 35,000 at Oswal Auction. This ‘Four line legend’ type coin was minted at Surat. The obverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Giraft Irs Yaft Ze Sahib-e-Qiran Shah Jahani Muhammad Sikandar Sani Murad Shah’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with the ‘Kalima’ and the mint name ‘Surat’.

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