Gold Mohur of Afsharid Dynasty

06 Jun 2018  Wed

Ibrahim Shah Afshar was a Shah of Persia during the Afsharid Empire. He was a nephew of Nader Shah. He reigned as the emperor for a very short period of just two months from July to September 1748.

He deposed his brother in order to seize the power, and he blinded him on July 6, 1748. However, two months later his own troops rebelled against him. He was slain on 24 September, ending his short reign. Ibrahim was succeeded by Nader's grandson, Shahrokh Mirza, who was elected by the nobles to ascend to the throne.

This Gold Mohur of Ibrahim Shah was struck at Isfahan mint. It was struck before his formal coronation in the name of Shia prophets. The obverse of the coin depicts the Shia Kalima ‘La Ilaha Illallahu Muhammadur Rasulullah Ali Waliullah’. The reverse of the coin shown the legend ‘Ya Ali Moosa al-Riza Zarb Isfahan’.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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