This gold mohur was issued by Mughal Emperor Shah Alam Bahadur. Shah Alam Bahadur ruled the Mughal Empire from 1707 CE until his death in 1712 CE. The real name of Shah Alam Bahadur was Muazzam; he took the name Bahadur Shah after he was enthroned. Shah Alam Bahadur was the son of third Mughal Empire Aurangzeb. After the death of Aurangzeb, his brother Muhammad Kam Bakhsh declared himself as the ruler of Delhi, but after defeating his brother in the Battle of Jajau; he ascended the Mughal throne in the year 1707 AD with the title Bahadur Shah I.
This very rare gold mohur is listed for INR 70,000 in the upcoming auction of Todywalla which will be held today on 1 September 2018.
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