Muhammad Azam Shah was the eldest son of the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. He sat on the throne of the Mughal Empire in the year 1707 CE after the death of his father Aurangzeb. But in the same year, he was defeated by his stepbrother Muhammad Mu’azzam in the battle of Jajau, who later sat on the Mughal throne by the title ‘Bahadur Shah I’.
This silver rupee was issued by Azam Shah during the first year of his reign in the Hijri year 1118. On the obverse, the side coin bears the legend as ‘Sikka zad dar Jahan ba Daulat-wa-Jah Badshah mumalik Azam Shah, AH 1118’. On the reverse side, the coin bears the legend as ‘julus-e-Ashraf, sanah ahad, Zarb Ahmednagar’.
This coin was sold for INR 2,20,000 at Classical Numismatic Gallery auction held in Delhi on 19th May 2018.
Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery