Reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb

26 Feb 2018  Mon

Aurangzeb was born in the year 1618 CE. He was the third son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal and sixth Mughal Emperor of India. His reign lasted for almost half a century until his death in 1707 CE. During his reign, he conducted various military campaigns to extend the frontiers of the vast Mughal Empire. He extended the boundaries of the Mughal Empire beyond Sutlej River in north and Deccan in the south. He was engaged in a constant warfare for expansion and to maintain a good stronghold over the vast territories that he built by maintaining a massive army. He managed campaigns in the Deccan regions against the Marathas, who were known for their guerrilla warfare.

This gold mohur weighs 10.9 g. The obverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Sikka Zad Dar Jahan Chu Mihr-e-Munir Badshah Aurangzeb Alamgir with AH Date’ and reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Julus Formula, RY and Mint Name’. Hijri year, regnal year and the mint name is not seen on the coin.

Image Courtesy: Classical numismatic Gallery