Muhammad Shah sat on the Mughal throne in the year 1719 CE and ruled it until his death in the year 1748CE. He was the son of Khujista Akhtar, the fourth son of Bahadur Shah I. He sat on the Mughal throne at the age of 17, with the help of Sayyid brother. Later he got rid of them with the help of Asaf Jha I.
Muhammad Shah ruled the Mughal Empire for almost 29 years. Muhammad Shah’s reign had marked a rapid decline of Mughal Empire. It was during his reign that Nadir Shah attacked Delhi and took the Peacock Throne with him. During his reign, the states of Hyderabad and Awadh established themselves as independent kingdoms.
This gold Mohur minted in Muazzamabad was issued by him during the 11th year of his reign. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Sikka Mubarak Badshah Ghazi Muhammad Shah’ with Hijri year 1041. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with Julus formula, with mint name Muazzamabad, and regnal year 11.This Gold mohur was sold for INR 1,10,000 at Todywalla Auction.
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