Dawar Bakhsh was a Mughal ruler who ruled the Mughal Empire from 1627 CE till 1628 CE. The meaning of the word Dawar Bakhsh is ‘God Given’. He was the grandson of Jahangir and eldest son of Khusuru.
Dawar Bakhsh sat on the Mughal throne immediately after the death of his grandfather Jahangir. He ruled the Mughal Empire in the year 1627 CE for a short period of 3 months. Dawar Bakhsh had ruled the Mughal Empire for a very short period of time hence the coins issued by him are very rare.
This silver rupee which he issued from Lahore mint during the first year of his reign, in the Hijri year 1037 was sold for INR 19,00,000 at Classical Numismatic Gallery Auction held on 11th August 2018. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Abul Al Muzaffar Dawar Bakhsh Badshah Sanah Ahad’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with the ‘Shahada’ with Hijri year 1037.
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