This gold mohur issued by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan from the mint Ahmedabad was sold for INR 45,000 at Todywalla Auction held in Mumbai on 5 August 2018.
Shah Jahan was 5th Mughal ruler; he ruled the empire from 1628 CE to 1658 CE. The reign of Shah Jahan is considered to one of the glorious periods of Mughal rule in India. He was born as Prince ‘Khurram’ to the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the year 1592 CE. The meaning of the word Shah Jahan is ‘King of the world’. He is best known for ‘Taj Mahal’ which he build in the memory of his beloved wife ‘Mumtaz Mahal’.
This gold mohur was issued by him during the 20th year of his reign in the Hijri year 1056. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with name and title of the king as ‘Shahjahan Badshah Gazi’ in the knotted square, Mint name and Hijri year in margins. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with Kalima within the square and name of the four caliphs in the margin.
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