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Beautiful Jahangir Gold Mohur Sold for Rupees 2.4 Crore

17 Jan 2018  Wed

A 10 gram Jahangir gold mohur was sold for almost Rs 2.5 crore at the New York International Numismatic Convention in the US by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

The offered coin was struck in AH 1014-1037 / AD 1605-1627 at Ajmer Mint. It has a diameter of 20mm and weighs 10.90 grams. The portrait type coin has a dual date AH 1023 (11 February AD 1614-30 January AD 1615) and RY 8 (15/24 October 1612 – 14/23 October 1613).

Obverse side features a Persian text reads “ba ruye sikka-e zad dad chanden-e zein wa zewar shabih-e Shah Nur al-Din Jahangir bar Akbar padshah” which translates to “Upon the gold coin much beauty and ornament the likeness of Shah Nur al-Din Jahangir son of Akbar Padshah”. A portrait of Jahangir holding a flower, seated cross-legged, facing left, against a patterned cushion is featured. The number 8 is divided by two roses, each set on an arrow.

The reverse features a Persian text “zad ba zar ein dar sikka Ajmer Shah din-e panah Shah Shah Nur al-Din Jahangir bar Akbar Badshah” which translates to “Struck in gold this coin at Ajmer the Shah shelter of the Faith. Shah Nur al-Din Jahangir son of Akbar Badshah”. A lion is featured facing right; sun behind; AH date below; legend divided by two roses, each set on an arrow.

The well-struck and toned coin was graded Near EF and has minor deposits.