This beautiful gold mohur minted in Dar-ul-Khilafat Shahjahanabad was sold for INR 1,00,000 by Todywalla Auction held in Bangalore on 29th July 2017.
Jahandar Shah is also known as Mirza Muiz ud din Beig Muhammad Khan. He ruled the Mughal Empire from 1712 CE to 1713 CE.
Jahandar Shah was a weak and degenerate prince who devoted his life to pleasure. He neglected his state affair and spent most of the time in entertainment. During his reign, the administration was in the hand of Zulfiqar Khan, who was his Wazir. In the year 1713, he was defeated by Farrukhsiyar, the second son of Azim-ush-shan in the battle at Agra with the help of Sayyid brother.
The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Dar Afaq Zad Sikka Chun Mehr-o-Mah Abul Fateh Gazi Jahandar Shah’ with AH date 1124. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Julus Maimanat Manus Zarb Dar-ul-Khilafat Shahjahanabad’.
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