Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula was executed

02 Jul 2018  Mon

20th July 1757, is the day when Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula is captured and assassinate by Muhammad Beg at the insistence of Miran, son of Mir Jafar.

Siraj succeeded his maternal grandfather, Alivardi Khan as the Nawab of Bengal in 1756. He was the last independent Nawab of Bengal. The end of his reign marked the start of British East India Company rule over the Bengal and later almost the entire Indian subcontinent.

Above shown silver 1/8 silver Rupee was issued during the reign of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula. This coin was struck in the name of Mughal ruler Alamgir II. The obverse of a coin showed the Persian legend ‘Sha’ while the reverse of a coin depicts RY 6. This coin is listed at Classical Numismatic Gallery at an estimated price of INR 3000 to 3500.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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