Aurangzeb Gold Mohur

12 Jul 2018  Thu

The Mughal Empire is perhaps one of the empires which hardly require any introduction. It is one of the largest empires to rule over the Indian subcontinent during the medieval period. The period of the Mughal’s is known as the golden era which starts with the victory of Barbar over Ibrahim Lodi in the First Battle of Panipat and it starts declining with the death of Aurangzeb in the year 1707.

This gold mohur which weighs around 10.9g was introduced by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb during the 15th year of his reign in the Hijri Year 1082. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the king name ‘Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir’ within the square and the couplet ‘Sikka Zad Dar Jahan Chu Mihir Munir’ in the margin. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Julus with the regnal year 15 within the square and mint name Jahangirnagar in the margin.

This gold mohur is listed for INR 1,25,000 in the upcoming auction of Classical Numismatic Gallery Auction which will on 11th August 2018.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery