Ghazi-ud-din Haider was the Nawab of Awadh from 1819 to 1827 AD. He issued coins in gold, silver and copper in various denominations such as Mohur, Ashrafi, and Rupee from Muhammadabad Banaras and Lucknow mint.
The obverse of the coins usually have Persian legend ‘az fazl rab dhul muneen Ghazi-Ud-din Haider Aali nasb shah zaman zad bar seem wa zar’ with full jeem and AH and the reverse of the coin depicts Crown flanked by rampant lions holding flag, two fish below facing upright, Regnal year, Dar-Ul-Sultanate Lucknow, Julus Mainamat Manus above, Zarb suba-e- Awadh below.
The above shown gold Ashrafi of Ghazi-ud-din Haider was listed at an estimated price 1,00,000-1,25,000 at Todywalla Auctions.
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