Nikusiyar was the 12th Mughal Emperor. He was the great-grandson of Aurangzeb and was brought up in a harem in Agra.
In 1695 at the age 16 he was appointed Subedar of Assam and he continued until 1701. In 1702 the prince was appointed as the Subehdar of Sindh by Aurangzeb and he served until 1707. He took the throne in 1719. One of his local ministers Birbal (Not the Birbal of Akbar’s frame) has used Nikusiyar as his puppet and proclaimed him as emperor, but as he had spent his large time in the harem and he used to talk like a catamite, he was laughingly ignored and put in jail by Sayed Brothers.
This extremely rare silver rupee of Nikusiyar, issued from the mint Mustaqir-al-Khilafat Akbarabad was sold for INR 69,00,000 by Todywalla Auction. The obverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Dar Afaq Sikka zad bar sim wa zar, Ba Fazl Khuda Shah Nikusiyar’ with Hijri Year 1131. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Manus Maimanat -e- sanah Ahad julus zarb Mushtaqir-ul-khilafat Akbarabad’.
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